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Training and skilling Queensland

SkillsTech Australia is:

  • incorporating sustainable technology into construction, electrical, engineering and plumbing trade training to meet current and future labour market demands
  • developing sustainable technology design and consultancy training for energy, cleaner production and water markets.

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:

  • developing the skills of apprentices and trainees through the User Choice program
  • a new pre-apprenticeship program providing full-time preparatory training in a range of trade areas. Delivered from early 2010, it is preparing participants for an apprenticeship with nearly 2000 enrolments recorded to June 2010
  • our continuing strong commitment to school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

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.

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