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Victorian Budget 21/22

The skills our state needs

As we continue to invest in the services our state needs, skilled workers are in demand.

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And across Victoria, our investments are supporting tens of thousands of new jobs.

This Budget invests $384 million in our skills sector to make sure Victorians are ready for these jobs.

Victorian Skills Authority: Championing our training sector

In this Budget, we’re supporting thousands of jobs. And the new Victorian Skills Authority will be central to making sure it's Victorians who are first in line.

This Budget invests $86 million to establish the brand-new Victorian Skills Authority, ensuring Victorians are getting the right skills that lead to a good, secure job.

This also represents our next step in reforming the training sector and implementing the recommendations of the Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy review – chaired by Jenny Macklin.

The Victorian Skills Authority will be an anchor organisation, bringing together industry, providers and other stakeholders to identify priority training areas, culminating in an annual Victorian Skills Plan.

The Victorian Skills Authority will also support continuous improvement in the quality of teaching and training across the system.

With a comprehensive training system that supports students from day one to the first day on the job, we’re getting thousands more Victorians back to work.

Supporting our TAFEs

We’re investing $209 million to further support our TAFE and training sector. This investment includes:

  • up to 12,200 extra subsidised training places in our TAFE and training system to ensure all Victorians can access training
  • providing 4,800 additional places in digital literacy and employment skills courses to help get more Victorians back into work
  • increasing the funding provided to TAFEs and other registered training providers to maintain high-quality training across Victoria. 

We are delivering $72 million from the Building Better TAFEs Fund for projects that will help set our students up for success, with funding for upgrades at Bendigo Kangan Institute’s Broadmeadows Campus and GOTAFE’s Archer Street Shepparton Campus.

And to ensure our TAFEs have the modern tools and equipment they need to provide traineeships and apprenticeships, we are providing $12 million to establish the TAFE Equipment and Facilities Fund.

Media release

Training for the job you want: New skills authority

Reviewed 20 May 2021

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