The Department of Employment received more than 70 submissions in response to the Employability Skills Training Consultation Paper from a range of organisations and individuals. Overall the feedback was positive and supported the general approach outlined in the paper.
The most common feedback was that the program design needs to be more flexible to allow for different models of delivery to meet the entry-level requirements of particular industries, and that the training fee needs to be increased to ensure the training is of high quality. The department supports these views and is responding by adjusting the design of the program.
The department’s full response to stakeholder feedback on the Employability Skills Training consultation paper is available.