The National Agreement For Skills And Workforce Development

Keywords: skills development; Education and training Education and training reform; Funding Federal government; State government; Training policy Consultation This study was commissioned as one of several revisions to national agreements under the intergovernmental agreement on financial relations of the Confederation (COAG 2009). The National Agreement for skills and labour development (NASWD) was approved in 2009 by the governments of Australia, the state and territory and updated in 2012. The NASWD sets targets for the skills australians achieve through the Vocational Training System (VET) and reform commitments to ensure that the system is accessible, generates quality services and… [+] Read more This study was commissioned by a series of audits of national agreements concluded under the intergovernmental agreement on the financial relations of the Confederation (COAG 2009). The National Agreement for skills and labour development (NASWD) was approved in 2009 by the governments of Australia, the state and territory and updated in 2012. NASWD sets targets for the skills Australians achieve through the Vocational Training System (VET) and reform commitments to ensure that the system is accessible, generates quality services and works effectively. The NASWD contains indicators and performance targets to track progress. To improve accountability, the Agreement should clarify the roles and responsibilities of governments. Together, these commitments should create an effective partnership between governments in defining and monitoring the provision of vocational training services. This study assesses the progress made by governments in the fight against THE NASD and assesses whether the agreement remains an effective long-term framework for government policy and cooperation. The national agreements contain objectives, results, results and performance indicators and clarify the roles and responsibilities that will guide the Australian Commonwealth and states in the delivery of services in the sectors concerned.