On 21 April 2015, the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced the new model for Training Product Development for Australian Industry.
This new model demonstrates the Government’s commitment to training that is high quality and that delivers real skills for jobs. It is also further evidence of the Government’s commitment to industry leadership and smaller government.
The new model places industry at the centre of training product development through industry reference committees which will be overseen by the industry-led Australian Industry and Skills Committee.
The Department of Education and Training will soon be inviting expressions of interest to set up Skills Service Organisations to support industry reference committees to engage with their industry sectors and facilitate training product development under the guidance of the committees.
Arrangements will be put in place to ensure a smooth transition to the new model which will be fully operational from January 2016.