Future Skills

Promoting Melbourne as a city that can attract and retain the appropriate workforce for the future.

Our Position

As rapidly evolving technologies and more flexible working arrangements change the nature of work, developing a workforce with a new, diverse range of skill sets and capabilities will become an imperative.

Our capacity to benefit from economic opportunities that avail themselves and the pursuit of an egalitarian society underpinned by a robust democracy depends on our capacity to upskill local citizens and attract highly skilled foreign talent.

Skills & Workforce Development Agreements Interim Report

This submission will address the impact of COVID-19 on the education sector and the wider economy, including the implications for the VET sector.

COVID-19 has disrupted the status quo and had a dramatic impact on Australia’s society and economy, including the education sector.

The impacts of COVID-19 will be far-reaching. Education institutions, their employees and students will emerge on the other side of the pandemic in a significantly different environment. For example, the enforcement of social distancing measures has seen a substantial increase in the uptake of digitally delivered courses and people working from home.

These developments are expected to be a legacy of this period even if the extent of this acceleration is still to be determined.

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The Melbourne Declaration

As the basis of Australia’s curriculum, the Melbourne Declaration (now the Alice Springs Declaration) sets out the role of schooling to deliver high-quality education for all young Australians. Various issues were addressed on the issues of educational equality and excellence, lifelong learning, technological change and disruption, and the need for collaboration to deliver great outcomes,

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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. Committee for Melbourne, in conjunction with Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), made a submission for the AQF Review, calling for micro-credential qualifications to be formally recognised by the AQF, in consultation with employers, to ease transitions across the workforce, more rapidly fill skills gaps and promote lifelong learning.

Please read the full submission here

Related information

Skills and Workforce Development Agreement Interim Report Shaping

International Education: Overview

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Melbourne – a prosperous future: World-leading international student city

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From the CEO - Education Edition

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Temporary Skilled Visa System

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The Productivity Commission’s Skills and Workforce Development issues paper

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