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Future directions

In 2010-11, the department will continue to work towards delivering the Toward Q2: Tomorrow's Queensland, SMART - delivering world-class education and training ambition that three out of four Queenslanders will hold a trade, training or tertiary qualification by 2020 by:

  • continuing to develop effective pathways between school, tertiary education, training and the workforce
  • improving access to information and communication technology for Queensland state school students in Years 9 to 12 under the Australian Government's Digital Education Revolution
  • providing funding of over $500 million in 2010-11 for VET, including apprenticeships and traineeships, through the public provider network of TAFE institutes, statutory TAFE institutes, the Australian Agricultural College Corporation and private RTOs
  • providing a major boost to skilling through the Australian Government's National Partnership Agreement on Productivity Places Program
  • creating the Queensland Skills Commission, an industry-led authority 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
  • continuing the reform of the Queensland TAFE system to increase flexibility and responsiveness to meet the needs of industry and the community
  • developing the skills of teachers in innovative teaching, learning and assessment across the VET sector
  • delivering statewide training and career information services, including Recognition of Prior Llearning and career pathways, through Skilling Solutions Queensland and the Apprenticeships Info line
  • reforming funding arrangements to improve the capacity of industry to choose how, where, when and by whom training is delivered
  • providing training and training support to Indigenous Queenslanders through $2.7 million of state funding to complete the four-year Training Initiatives for Indigenous Adults in Regional and Remote Communities program, a joint dollar-for-dollar state-Australian Government initiative
  • contributing $9 million in 2010-11 towards the government's Green Army initiative for training projects that have significant environmental and community benefit.

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