In his address to the National Press Club on 26 May, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, outlined an overhaul of the VET sector in Australia as part of the JobMaker plan. Mr Morrison wants a simpler skills education and training sector. He said funding agreements with the states and territories, which currently see the Federal Government hand over $1.5 billion per year without oversight, needed to change.
Mr Morrison argued the confusing and inconsistent vocational education system in Australia was leading too many people to go to university, even if that was not well suited to their chosen careers. Changes flagged included targeting funding to bolster skills the jobs market needs, simplifying the system and increasing the level of uniformity between the states and territories.
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