VET’s role in employable skill development is critical. But we also need to strongly support the role VET plays in getting disadvantaged groups into education and work.
Teacher preparation has been identified as a key factor in the quality of education. To improve the quality of the VET sector, we need to ensure teachers and trainers are qualified to teach.
Many young Australians and their parents don’t consider VET as a potential post-school pathway, even if it might be more suitable for them than university.
We already have all the research reports, reviews and inquiries we need to make reform to the VET sector happen. What we need is proactive leadership and action.
VET needs a new set of priorities and operating principles that are fit for the future.