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.
On 3 March, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson addressed more than 100 business leaders at the Northern Business Achievement Awards networking breakfast in Preston. During his presentation, ‘aligning training with industry needs’, Mr Coulson highlighted his work with industry to build real skills for real jobs under the Industry Engagement Framework and newly established Industry Advisory […]
On 17 February, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson delivered a presentation at the Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Strategy Workshop. The presentation, ‘aligning training with industry needs’ highlighted his work with industry to build real skills for real jobs under the new Industry Engagement Framework. He also outlined the gaps and opportunities the VET system needs to […]
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney has nominated the Victorian Skills Commissioner (VSC) Neil Coulson as the Victorian representative for the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The Federal Government and the AISC Chair have accepted the nomination. The AISC was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council as […]
The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in reforming Victoria’s training and TAFE system with the launch of TAFE Victoria. For the first time, a new, united brand will position TAFEs as modern, contemporary institutions that all Victorian can access to get the real training they need to get a real job. Victoria’s […]
In November and December the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner hosted the first round of Industry Advisory Group meetings. More than 150 Industry Advisory Group members from industries ranging from construction and health to resources and manufacturing attended meetings which kicked off on November 2 and concluded on December 20. The meetings, one for […]
On 6 October, the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined industry leaders on a plenary panel session as part of the TAFE Directors Australia 2016 Convention. The panel discussion was facilitated by television presenter Virginia Trioli and addressed the topic of what role must employers and government play in ensuring VET students graduate with the […]
On 5 October, the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined the Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert for the opening of the 2016 WorldSkills National Competition at the Melbourne Showgrounds. More than 500 young apprentices, trainees and students attended the event which kicked off the three-day competition. The event will feature 60 skills competitions, […]
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.