Reforms boost to skills
NEW, affordable opportunities for everyone who wants to improve their skills and gain qualifications will be available from July.
Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister Tom Kenyon says the Government will roll out changes to the way vocational education and training is run through its Skills for All reforms.
‘‘ If you are aged 16 years and over, you’ll be eligible for government-funded training that meets your needs and the needs of what industry is demanding,’’ he says.
‘‘ Under Skills for All, approved training providers will be able to offer nationally recognised Certificate I and II level courses and accredited courses to improve reading, writing, numbers and computer skills, fee-free.
‘‘ In addition, courses determined by the Government to be priorities for the state will also be fee-free.
‘‘ There are about 400 courses for which there will be no course fees.’’
Kenyon says training and learning that leads to securing a job should not be something only some people are able to afford.
To find out more about eligibility, career choices and training options through Skills for All, visit exhibit No. 90 at the expo.
Further information is available at www.skills.sa.gov.au or by phoning 1800 506 266.
The Government’s Skills for All reforms will change the way vocational education and training is run.