$402 million Jobs and Skills Councils to strengthen our skills sector
The government is investing $402 million to establish Jobs and Skills Councils – industry-led and industry owned organisations funded to find solutions to Australia’s skills and workforce challenges. Jobs and Skills Councils will work with Jobs and Skills Australia to ensure Australia has the right workers with the right skills into the future.
For our outdoor sector there are some changes ahead.
Formerly known as Industry Clusters, the new JSCs will have a strong connection to Jobs and Skills Australia, aligning with the Australian Government’s vision for new industry engagement arrangements.
There will be 10 new industry groupings, as the outcomes from Stage One of the Grant Opportunity process, and outdoor recreation will be a part of:
- Early Educators, Health and Human Services, covering industries that offer community services and support such as aged care, disability services, mental health, early childhood education and health, sport and recreation services.
The existing arrangements of the 67 Industry Reference Committees will be wound up by the end of 2022.