National Skills Week is an opportunity to celebrate Australia’s diverse skills set, but comes at a time when our nation is in the grip of a skills crisis.
A robust skills and training sector is critical to driving a productive workforce – this will deliver a stronger economy and more affordable goods and services.
Owing to a decade of inaction, Australia is experiencing a serious labour supply shortage and some of the most acute skills shortages of any country in the OECD.
The Albanese Government is taking immediate action to address this crisis.
Next week we are hosting our Jobs and Skills Summit, bringing together unions, businesses, government and industry to address our economic challenges.
We’re keen to see what proposals will be brought to the table to kick start the economy and get wages moving.
The Albanese Government is also delivering $850 million for 465,000 fee-free TAFE places and for TAFE infrastructure.