NSW Agrifood ITAB has received a number of complaints regarding access to the business and employer event on Skills Reform, that was oversubscribed.  DESE stated, “it was very popular, and places filled up quickly.”  They advised that they are planning to do further events in the future and are encouraging interested stakeholders to visit www.skillsreform.gov.au regularly to see what opportunities may become available.

In the interim, they referred to a number of surveys that are open, and replicated below, which they invite participation in, should they be relevant:

  • Make a submission: Provide your views by responding to the Improving industry engagement and reforming qualifications in Vocational Education and Training Discussion Paper. There are several questions presented in this paper. In your submission you can respond to all of them, or just the ones that are most relevant to you.
    Closes: 12pm AEDT Monday 1 March 2021
  • Survey for Businesses: Employers and businesses are invited to have your say on what you need from the VET system so it meets the skills needs of your business now and into the future.
    Closes: 12pm AEDT Monday 8 March 2021.
  • Supporting VET Workforce Quality Survey: This survey is for anyone who engages with the VET sector, including trainers, assessors and RTO managers, as well as peak bodies and employers. The survey is intended to help identify the strengths of the VET workforce, and areas for improvement and further support.
    Closes: 9am AEDT Monday 15 March 2021
  • RTO Standards Survey: Active users of the Standards for RTOs 2015 such as RTOs, trainers and assessors, and VET experts are encouraged to complete this survey. It seeks feedback on the general effectiveness of the Standards as well as individual clauses and schedules.
    Closes: 9am AEDT Monday 15 March 2021
  • RTO Quality Survey: This survey explores issues relating to the quality of RTOs. RTOs, employers, industry bodies and other VET stakeholders are encouraged to give feedback to help build a better understanding of what high-quality RTO practices look like and how governments can better support RTOS to deliver high-quality training.
    Closes: 9am AEDT Monday 15 March 2021
  • Training Experience Survey: This survey seeks feedback on the experience of those who have undertaken training (or their parents/carers) in the VET system in the last five years.
    Closes: 9am AEDT Monday 15 March 2021
  • RTO Student Pulse Survey: This short survey seeks feedback from students who have undertaken training in the vocational education and training (VET) system in the last five years. The survey aims to gauge the views of students and help us to improve the quality of training delivery by informing our understanding of where quality needs to be lifted, and what sets excellent registered training organisations (RTOs) apart.
    Closes: 9am AEDT 15 March 2021

For the lasts consultative activities DESE has underway or for the latest information, visit:  https://www.dese.gov.au/skills-reform-consultation; or, email the team at:  vet‑reforms‑engagement@dese.gov.au

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