Skills for All Program

Committee Details

Legislative Council
53rd Parliament 06/05/2014 - 17/02/2018
Report tabled 8 August 2017

Committee Function

A Select Committee of the Legislative Council be established to inquire into and report on -

(a) The extent to which the objectives and goals of the South Australian Government’s Skills for All Program, specifically in relation to employment and productivity growth in South Australia as outlined in the 2011 Skills for All White Paper, have been met;
(b) The impact of the Skills for All Program and associated funding and policy changes on the financial and operational capacity of TAFE SA to deliver training and employment programs in South Australia, particularly in regional South Australia;
(c) The impact of the implementation and operation of the Skills for All Program on the capacity, transparency, efficiency and viability of the South Australian training market, including on Registered Training Operators;
(d) The full financial impact, including long-term financial viability, of the introduction and ongoing operation of the Skills for All Program on the South Australian budget and government agencies;
(e) The extent to which the current and anticipated future training and employment needs of South Australian businesses, including regional South Australian industry, were met by the Skills for All Program;
(f) The manner and extent to which South Australian industry has been consulted in relation to the funding and training priorities under Skills for All;
(g) The efficiency and effectiveness of the South Australian apprenticeship and traineeship arrangements since the introduction of Skills for All;
(h) The extent to which the Skills for All Program complements or duplicates initiatives and programs undertaken by Commonwealth Government and non-government training and employment programs, particularly in regional South Australia;
(i) An assessment of key principles and operational arrangements that must be taken into account in designing and implementing the WorkReady program;
(j) The impact on training opportunities, choices and quality in South Australia as a result of changes to subsidised funding under the WorkReady program announced by the State Government on 21 May 2015; and
(k) Any other relevant matter.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.