The Council was created after a streamlining of the COAG structure announced in December last year, putting greater emphasis on national priorities and delivering practical outcomes.
The three key priorities agreed by Ministers are to:
- examine the standards for providers and regulators to ensure they better recognise the different level of risk posed by different providers, enable the regulators to deal more effectively with poor quality in the sector to improve confidence, and meet the Australian Government’s deregulation objectives
- reduce the burden on the VET sector arising from the constant updates to training packages;and
- ensure that industry is involved in policy development and oversight of the performance of the VET sector and to streamline governance arrangements and committees.