Statement on new training package arrangements

The Business Council of Australia welcomes the government’s announcement today of the new Service Skills Organisations (SSOs) to develop Training Packages for the manufacturing, automotive, and mining and drilling sectors.

“We are pleased to see the government getting on with making decisions to ensure the VET sector is well placed to deliver the skills for the future,” Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said.

“The VET sector is vital to Australia’s economy. It prepares workers for the changing nature of the labour market, and delivers a strong pipeline of skilled workers for our businesses.

“Industry leadership is a foundation of the VET sector and we strongly support the government’s focus of putting industry at the centre of training. We look forward to future developments that reinforce industry’s leadership of this crucial sector.

“We congratulate the two new SSOs: Innovation and Business Skills Australia, and Price Waterhouse Coopers Skills for Australia.”