The NSW Training Market Design team at Training Services NSW, Education and Skills Reform has circulated a notice of invitation for stakeholders to apply to add a qualifications to the NSW Skills List.  The notice states, “The NSW Skills List identifies the vocational education and training (VET) qualifications eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled. You can view the current Skills List here.” CURRENT NSW SKILLS LIST V11.2

The team is inviting stakeholders with an interest, to complete an online survey as follows:

Interested parties are encouraged to distribute the link to other stakeholders as they see fit.  Applications in any other format will not be accepted.

Applications close COB Monday 14 December 2020.

The team advises of the following to be included in the application:

For a qualification to be added to the Skills List, applicants should present evidence of:

  • industry demand (for example, occupational licence requirements, quantifiable evidence of industry need, confirmed occupational/sector employment growth and job opportunities, shortages due to a lack of trained workers)
  • improved post-training outcomes for students (for example, quantitative evidence of good employment outcomes, how the qualification improves career prospects and/or how the qualification provides a pathway to further study).
  • is required to gain entry level employment in an occupation or industry
  • supports business development, jobs growth or enhances community wellbeing in a specific NSW region/town
  • supports setting up and/or sustaining small business
  • supports disadvantaged/equity groups
  • is central to successfully implement a specific government strategy, policy or program.

The evidence may be publicly available information (e.g. an occupational forecast or research report) or information specific to the application (e.g. letters of support). Any evidence must be specific to the qualification and the occupation that it is linked to.

For more information on the policy and process visit the following link:  NSW SKILLS LIST MANAGEMENT POLICY

If you have any questions regarding this process please contact the ITAB . The NSW Agrifood ITAB can also submit and application on behalf of industry. If you wish the ITAB to do this please contact the ITAB by Friday the 27th November 2020 to discuss advancing an application.

If you would like to know more about the Training Services NSW Smart and Skilled – NSW Skills List visit the following link: SMART AND SKILLED – NSW SKILLS LIST

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