Mr Neil Coulson was appointed as the first Victorian Skills Commissioner (VSC) in December 2015.
This independent role signalled a new direction in how industry would engage with the training system. The VSC works with employers, unions and government to better align training with the needs of the Victorian industry and economy. This will ensure the training requirements of students and employers are met, and that skills outcomes support the Government’s economic objectives for productivity and growth.
The 2019 Global Skills Challenge, staged in conjunction with the Victorian Skills Commissioner and WorldSkills Australia, is the biggest international skills excellence competition to be held in Australia this year. The Victorian Skills Commissioner opened and closed the event, which saw 500 competitors and officials from 16 different countries taking part in 24 different skill […]
The Victorian Skills Commissioner, Mr Neil Coulson, launched the Great South Coast Regional Skills Demand Profile at Keppell Prince Engineering in Portland today. The Profile is an outcome of the Regional Skills Taskforce – Great South Coast Region. Comprising prominent Great South Coast business leaders, the Regional Skills Taskforce was established in December 2017 […]
Tickets for the VTA gala dinner on sale now Don’t miss out on securing tickets for the most prestigious event on the vocational education and training calendar, the Victorian Training Awards’ gala dinner on 24 August at Crown Palladium. Tickets are available at $180 per person or for $160 for a table of ten. Now […]
Victoria’s students, workers and employers will receive better support from the Vocational Education and Training system in wake of the 2018/19 Victorian state budget released today, says Victorian Skills Commissioner, Mr Neil Coulson. The Victorian Skills Commissioner’s media release is available here
On Monday 27 November 2017, the Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon Gayle Tierney MP, launched the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce report. The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce, chaired by the Victorian Skills Commissioner Mr Neil Coulson, was established to examine opportunities and current barriers to the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria The report […]
Future skilling requirements and industry growth and trends topped the agenda at a targeted metropolitan roundtable in Bundoora on 2 August. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson hosted the roundtable which was designed to gather intelligence on industry and skilling needs in Metropolitan Melbourne. More than 20 industry […]
Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney hosted a targeted roundtable in Warrnambool on 28 July to discuss industry and skills in the Great South Coast region. More than 25 industry leaders converged at South West TAFE to examine growth and change in the region, barriers and opportunities to […]
Our new Industry Engagement Framework provides a structured way for industry, unions and employers to inform and engage with the training system in Victoria.
ALIGNING TRAINING WITH INDUSTRY NEEDS
The Victorian Government is committed to working with industry, unions and expert bodies to ensure Victoria’s Government-funded training system best serves the needs of the economy.
The Government has also committed to reforming the training system to recognise the importance of industry, employers and students – to ensure that students gain the skills they need for real jobs, which in turn boosts industry productivity.