Jobs and Skills Australia Budget
The Australian Government has committed an additional $12.9 million in the Budget to Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) to help tackle skill shortages and plan for the workforce of the future.
As announced on 27 July 2022, JSA will build on the work begun by the National Skills Commission with a broader remit on workforce planning and developing closer partnerships with state and territory governments, unions, industry, and education providers.
A new Clean Energy Capacity Study will be a high priority for Jobs and Skills Australia. The study will provide evidence and insights to support workforce planning, inform skills development needs and training for Australia’s Clean Energy sector.
To support action on foundation skills, the Australia Government also announced a National Study on Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Skills to be led by JSA. This will assess the current skill levels and foundation skills gaps of adults across Australia.
The Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor’s Budget media release is at Training more Australians for more opportunities in more parts of the country | Ministers' Media Centre (dewr.gov.au)