Training and Tertiary Education (TaTE) Renamed Skills Canberra

Following the ACT Government’s Cabinet reshuffle, the TaTE branch has been renamed to Skills Canberra.

A news item ACT Government Cabinet Reshuffle was published on 27 January 2016 which described the changes to the ACT Government Ministerial Portfolios and the appointment of Minister Meegan Fitzharris as the Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research. The news item also noted the TaTE branch was moved to Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate. As announced by the Minister at the ACT RTO Forum on 29 April 2016, TaTE has also been renamed Skills Canberra. 

Skills Canberra is compromised of three main business units. These units and their core functions are below.

Engagement and Client Services

  • regulation of Australian Apprenticeships
  • Australian Apprenticeships Training Contract management
  • payments to RTOs
  • Field Officer Program
  • stakeholder engagement

Governance and Strategic Services

  • systems (including AVETARS) and data reporting including AVETMISS and other national collections
  • quality assurance through compliance and audits
  • strategic projects, program evaluation and internal governance
  • staff support and briefing services

Analytics and Policy Services

  • research and analysis of labour force, training and related areas
  • evidence based policy development and advice
  • design, development and delivery of core programs: programs that meet high skills needs and target those experiencing disadvantage

Contact details remain the same. Enquiries can be directed to skills@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 8555. 


Submitted on 2016-05-05 by Matthew Haggan

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