About Us

About the National Skills Commission

The National Skills Commission (NSC) provides trusted and independent intelligence on Australia’s future education, skills and jobs. The NSC will drive long-term improvements across the skills system to bring together existing data and develop new capability in skills analysis, and improved data and advice on VET pricing and outcomes.  

Led by the National Skills Commissioner, Adam Boyton, the NSC provides trusted and independent intelligence on Australia’s future education, skills and jobs. The Commissioner will work with state and territory governments, employers and other stakeholders, supported by a team from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. 

The National Skills Commissioner Act 2020 sets out the Commissioner's functions - to provide advice to the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business and the Secretary of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment on: 

  • Australia’s current, emerging and future workforce skills needs 
  • the performance of Australia’s system for providing VET
  • issues affecting the state of the Australian and international labour markets 
  • efficient prices for VET courses 
  • the public and private return on government investment in VET qualifications
  • opportunities to improve access, skills development and choice for regional, rural and remote Australia in relation to VET.

Our Executive

National Skills Commissioner (Statutory Public Office Holder), Adam Boyton

National Skills Commission, David Turvey, First Assistant Secretary

Labour Market Analysis and Engagement, Ivan Neville, Assistant Secretary 

Forecasting, Skills and Analysis, Angela Hope, Assistant Secretary 

Pricing and Performance, Damian Oliver, Assistant Secretary 

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