Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) are a national network of industry owned, not for profit and government funded organisations, designed to provide leadership in addressing national skills and training needs while meeting the requirements of the JSC program. They are being established to supply industry with a strong and strategic voice, and to engage with all stakeholders within the VET sector as part of government-led skills reform.

The JSC program offers broader scope to deliver solutions to skills and workforce challenges through four key functions:

  • workforce planning
  • training product development
  • implementation, promotion and monitoring
  • industry stewardship.

In performing these functions JSCs will undertake projects to identify skills and workforce needs, map career pathways, support collaboration between industry and training providers, and act as a source of intelligence on issues affecting their industries.

Collaboration is a key part of the JSC program. Each JSC will work with industry, training providers, unions, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), other JSCs, and stakeholders across the VET system to provide a holistic picture of the skills landscape and potential solutions.

Informed by their networks, JSCs will work towards improved outcomes for the VET sector, learners, and business, in turn building greater confidence in the system and better quality of life for the nation as a whole.

See the Department of Education and Workforce Relations website for more information on the new Jobs and Skills Councils.