Glossary term: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Commonwealth Department of Industry was established on 18 September 2013 following the federal election to be responsible for vocational education and training. It replaced the former Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE).

On 23 December 2014, Skills responsibilities were transferred to the newly established Department of Education and Training and the Department of Industry became the Department of Industry and Science.

On 20 September 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced portfolio changes and the Department of Industry and Science became the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

URL: http://www.industry.gov.au

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