Skills for recovery: the vocational education system we need post-COVID-19

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Author: Pilcher, Sarah; Hurley, Peter


This report argues that the vocational education and training (VET) system will play a key role in supporting Australia's recovery from the unprecedented impact of [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19. VET will be critical to making sure all Australians have access to the training they need to actively participate in and help drive economic recovery. However, it is argued that the sector has faced a range of enduring challenges and is not currently equipped to respond effectively to many of the questions and issues posed by COVID-19. Sustainable and coherent reform is needed, to build on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Economic recession; Institutional role; Access to education and training; Education and training needs; Skill needs; Skill development; Economic impact; Policy implications; Recommendations; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy, Victoria University, 2020

Physical description: 30 p.

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Also called: Skills for recovery: the vocational education system we need post-Coronavirus Disease 2019

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.512

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