New body to advise government on jobs and skills

An interim statutory body has been created to provide independent advice on current, emerging and future workforce, skills and training needs.

Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) will build on the work started by the National Skills Commission (NSC) and have a broader remit, focusing on workforce planning and fostering working partnerships with state and territory governments, unions, industry, and education providers.

The body will continue to advise the government and publish data and other information, including Australia’s current and emerging labour market, future skills and training needs and priorities, and the adequacy of the vocational education and training system.

Consultation on the final model for Jobs and Skills Australia is underway. You can find out more here.