Information Publication Scheme

The Information Publication Scheme (IPS) is established under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. The IPS aims to transform the freedom of information framework from one that responds to individual requests for access to documents to one that requires agencies to take a proactive approach to publishing information. You can find out more about the IPS on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website. 

Under the IPS:

  • Australian Government agencies are required to publish agency plans
  • specific categories of information must be published
  • agencies may proactively publish other government information.

The Australian Government National Skills Commissioner’s Publication Plan is available by contacting or +61 2 2649 0393.

The NSC's functions and powers

The Commissioner is appointed under the National Skills Commissioner Act 2020 (Cth) to help strengthen Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector and prepare Australians for the workforce opportunities of today and the future.

The Commissioner works with policy makers, influencers, educators and students in the VET sector to provide clear advice to government on pricing and emerging skills needs.

More information is available:

Annual reports on Australia’s current, emerging and future workforce skills needs

Disclosure log and routinely requested information