Manufacturing News

Federal VET perceptions inquiry to begin public hearings

Manufacturing News

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training will begin holding public hearings this week for its inquiry into the perceptions and status of vocational education and training (VET.)

The inquiry – which accepted written public submissions from February 9 until the beginning of this month – is chaired by Labor Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters (pictured.) 

It is scheduled to begin public hearings on Wednesday, according to its website, and will hold “further public hearings over the coming months”. Hearing programs will be added at this page when available.

According to the terms of reference, the inquiry will investigate and report on perceptions and status, and Commonwealth supported information on VET available to students, and how these impact:

  • education and training choices of students, particularly those who lack the necessary foundation skills, or experience other disadvantages; and
  • employer views and practices in relation to engagement with VET.

“The Committee is commencing its hearings for this important inquiry by hearing from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and Jobs and Skills Australia,’ said Chesters on Tuesday.

“The Department has responsibility for the Commonwealth skills and training portfolio, and these hearings will provide the Committee with the opportunity to understand and examine the current policy environment before hearing from other stakeholders at future hearings.”

Picture: credit Lisa Chester/Twitter


Share this Story
Manufacturing News

Stay Informed

Go to Top