Final ACT Skills Needs List 2015

The final ACT Skills Needs List for 2015 is now available. 

The Directorate has recently conducted a reassessment of the ACT Skills Needs List. The updated list can be found on the skills needs list webpage.

The ACT Skills Needs List identifies the priority vocational education and training skills needs within the ACT. The list is used to assist in identifying which VET qualifications may receive government subsidy through specified training initiatives, and the level of subsidy provided for a training place in those qualifications.

The revised ACT Skills Needs List was determined using evidence informed through the Forecasting of Industry Needs and Entitlement tool and consultation from stakeholders. The Directorate released two Draft Skills Needs Lists on 7 August 2015 for consultation. Draft List A contained qualifications the Directorate had determined had a high likelihood of inclusion on the final list, while Draft List B was made up of qualifications the inclusion of which was less certain. Public feedback regarding the importance of qualifications on these two lists was critical in determining which qualifications were included on the revised ACT Skills Needs List.

The ACT Skills Needs List is important for both the Skilled Capital and Australian Apprenticeship (User Choice) programs. Only qualifications determined to be in high priority needs areas are funded under Skilled Capital. With the exception of Certificate II pathways qualifications, a qualification must be on the ACT Skills Needs List to be funded through Skilled Capital. The highest priority funding band for User Choice consists entirely of ACT Skills Needs List qualifications. There are many qualifications and occupations not represented on the Skills Needs List with skills requirements in the ACT that the Government will continue to fund through the User Choice program. 

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Submitted on 2015-09-18 by Matthew Haggan

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