Vocational Education and Training

The Job Maker Plan and you

What it could mean for the future of VET and jobs

Rebooting Australia’s economy

 

You might have heard on the news over the last few days about Scott Morrison’s latest announcements regarding the Job Maker Plan.

But, perhaps you’re not sure what it’s all about and how it could affect you.

Well, in short it could make for a brighter future for school leavers, especially those who’d like to get VET qualifications.

 

What is the Job Maker Plan?

 

The Job Maker Plan is a potential solution to the economic impacts of COVID 19.

 “the way to ensure people are employed moving forward” – Scott Morrison

At the moment unemployment figures and debt levels are high.

But the immediate focus on restoring jobs that have been lost, as well as pledging to create more and better opportunities for young people in the future, is very positive.

Mr Morrison is hoping the new strategy could restore our country’s economic success sooner rather than later. Although it’s already a 3 to 5 year plan.

You can watch Scott Morrison talk about the Job Maker Plan here.

 

How could the Job Maker Plan affect you?

 

If you’re thinking about studying a VET qualification, there’s good news.

“I’m very committed to investing more, in a better system,” -Scott Morrison

It’s possible that funding above the current $1.5 billion could be provided to the skills and training sector. Which in turn could create even more courses, traineeship and apprenticeship positions. Potentially it could one day translate as more financial assistance and subsidies too (but that’s speculation for now).

The entire VET system may be overhauled so it’s not as “complex”, “clunky” or “unresponsive”.

“It is no wonder when faced with this, many potential students’ default to the university system, even if their career could be best enhanced through vocational education.”

A VET system that’s easier to navigate and understand could make it easier and less overwhelming for you and other young Australians. Ultimately allowing you to find the best qualifications to get your career started sooner.

In addition, course prices and quality could be standardised between states, territories and training providers. That could make opportunities in VET fairer and better for everyone.

 

It’s good news

 

Although it’s early days and as Mr Morrison himself said “there’s no guarantees”, the Job Maker Plan could help you find employment more easily after high school.

If you are interested in vocational education and training (VET), you can find out more about it on our dedicated page.




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