Digital Skills Reform Agenda

Date —

24 August 2021

Education Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training


Independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) interested in the development and delivery of digital skills are helping shape the reform agenda as they meet with the Digital Skills Organisation (DSO).

Key Issues —

The Australian Government is exploring ways to deepen industry engagement and improve the VET system for all Australians. The DSO is one of three industry-led pilots that have been established to strengthen and enhance the role of industry and employers in the system.

The DSO works to ensure Australia has a highly skilled, resilient and adaptable workforce that is responsive to the needs of employers and industry. It is in this context that the DSO is collaborating with members of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) on the issues set out below.


Australian Government 
Remote, Rural & Regional Student Support Consultation

  What are the required digital skills pathways to build the Australian workforce with the skills required ?
    ◾  How to implement a skills based approach to digital training in VET which drives excellence in practice? 
    How to provide inclusive and accessible lifelong learning opportunities for acquiring digital skills at the scale required?

How to put in place an approach which meets national and federated governance arrangements?

The upcoming meeting of the ITECA ICT Skills Interest Group allows members to meet with the DSO’s senior staff to discuss these issues. Don’t miss this important event.


Get Involved 
ITECA ICT Interest Group


Online Registration – Wednesday, 8 September 2021 (Videoconference)

This meeting of the ITECA ICT Skills Interest Group one of a number of ways that ITECA members are empowered with the influence to drive reform, highlighting one of the great benefits of membership.  If your an independent higher education, vocational education, training or skills provider that's not a member and you're like to get involved in this issue, apply today.

ITECA Membership – It’s a great time to get involved.

Getting Involved —

Members in the vocational education and training sector wanting to keep up to date with all that's happening in the digital skills sector can participate in meetings of the ITECA ICT Skills Interest Group.

Further Information —

If you're an ITECA member and would like more information on this matter, the ITECA team would value the opportunity to talk to you.  Simply send an email to [email protected] or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Disclaimer & Copyright —

This information may be reproduced in limited circumstances under a Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.  Information published on this webpage is intended for general information only and no warranty is providers as to accuracy or completeness thus any reliance you place on this material is therefore strictly at your own risk.



Other News

Members Only

TEQSA has obtained a Federal Court order that requires carriage service providers to block access to an academic cheating service. More

Members Only

The NSW Government are holding a webinar on EdTech and Innovation discussing the collaboration between the NSW and Indonesian Governments. More

Members Only

The Western Australian Government has confirmed that independent RTOs will be able to deliver additional JobTrainer courses in 2022. More