Digitally Upskilling Australia
Developing sustainable employer-led approaches to create a digitally upskilled, job-ready workforce..
We work in collaboration with others around some core principles and models:
FrameworksFocused on getting the right people job-ready and into employment with the relevant knowledge, skills and attributes. This programme of work designs, develops and evaluates a new ‘employer-led’ model for skills assessment to ensure standards are relevant to the needs of the employment market.
Demystifying digitalFocused on understanding and removing the barriers to digital skilling. With an aim to reduce complexity and put in place integrating processes which deliver unity of efforts, the immediate focus is to simplify digital career pathways and make them more accessible.
Employers in the LeadPlacing employers in the lead of an agile process which delivers positive outcomes and enables employers to drive the relevancy of the training.
Proficiency over processReadiness for role is more important than the process of training.
Who we are and what we do
Simplifying the digital skills sector ensuring training meets the needs of employers.
Developing a workforce with the right digital capabilities is a core requirement of the Government's ambition for Australia to become a world-leading digital economy by 2030. As part of the Australian Government’s $585 million Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package, the Digital Skills Organisation has been set up to take an evidence-based and industry-led approach to inform the Government's agenda as we help make world-leading digital training more accessible and create a training system that is fast, relevant and responsive to the needs of employers.
As one of three industry-led Skills Organisation pilots designed to inform broader improvements to the national training system, the DSO looks to create conversations and partnerships between industry, employers and training bodies to help develop fresh, agile ways of training new learners and existing workers in relevant digital skills. Resourced to conduct a series of trials aimed at improving the current VET system, the DSO will help shape the national training system, testing innovative solutions to ensure that digital training meets the skills needs of employers. As we work on identifying skills needs, developing agile qualifications, and improving the quality of training delivery and assessment, we will also be looking to engage with other reforms occurring across the national training system where relevant.
As a part of the broader change agenda for the VET sector, we will execute 3 core programmes* and initiatives aimed at developing sustainable employer-led approaches which will create a digitally upskilled, job-ready workforce.
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Randstad RiseSmart Skilling Today survey
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Skills urgency - Transforming Australia’s workplaces report
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National Centre for Vocational Education Research report
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