SkillsTech Australia is:
We are driving the Queensland Government's Toward Q2 target of three out of four Queenslanders holding trade, training and tertiary qualifications by 2020 through the development, delivery and regulation of high-quality vocational education and training programs and services, as well as providing advice on higher education priorities.
During 2009-10, the department invested around $700 million in the state's VET system to deliver programs to some 230 000 students in 13 TAFE institutes, and supported the regulation of over 1450 registered training organisations. Key programs in place to meet the Toward Q2 target include:
We are increasing our flexibility and responsiveness to meet the needs of industry and the community with the creation of Skills Queensland, the Queensland Skills Commission. The Commission will be led by industry to drive training investment and skills reform, establishing a partnership with industry that supports industry investment and aligns training programs with real skills and jobs.