VET Reforms Welcomed By Chartered Builders

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today welcomed the reforms to vocational and education training (VET) announced yesterday by the Minister for Industry, The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, at the National Skills Summit in Canberra. As the body that strives to lift educational standards in the construction industry, the AIB has a keen interest in ensuring that the VET sector is operating as effectively as possible to ensure the best possible outcomes for construction professionals, industry, government and consumers.

“The AIB commends the Federal Government and Minister Macfarlane for the review of the VET sector, and these initiatives”, said Mr Robert Hunt, AIB Chief Executive Officer.

“Ensuring that training is aligned to industry needs makes enormous sense. Students and industry need to have confidence that training undertaken is highly relevant to and fits industry requirements.”

“Further, establishing an advisory committee of industry representatives to ensure our national training system is as efficient and effective as possible is a very worthwhile step forward”.

“An independent review of the training regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), should also enhance the efficiency and productivity of the VET sector.”

“The AIB has long called for better auditing of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and improved regulation of the sector, and these reforms are a definite step in the right direction.”

“AIB looks forward to liaising with Minister Macfarlane about these reforms and is ready to advise the Federal Government regarding how best to tailor VET to advance professionalism in the construction sector”, Mr Hunt stated.

For further information, please contact: –

Mr Robert Hunt – AIB Chief Executive Officer

Mobile: 0412 117 799 Email: ceo@aib.org.au