The AISC is ensuring Australia’s national training system is well positioned to address the workforce challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 3 April 2020, the COAG Skills Council considered a set of urgent national actions in response to COVID-19 to preserve a core of capability in Australia’s training system, ensure the system can rapidly respond to areas of critical workforce skilling needs during the pandemic, and help displaced Australian workers transition into high demand sectors and areas experiencing workforce shortages.

This included agreement to adopt a rapid and agile process to support essential skilling requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic period, enabling short-term and urgent adjustments to be made to training package requirements to support critical training delivery.

In response, the AISC has established the Emergency Response Sub-committee (the sub-committee). The sub-committee held its first meeting on 8 April 2020.

Media Release

Skills Council Communique

Emergency Response Sub-committee

The Emergency Response Sub-committee meets weekly to review and respond rapidly to skills and training challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This website will be updated frequently, and you are encouraged to return regularly to stay informed of the activities of this Sub-committee and decisions that support the Australian VET sector.

To raise an issue relating to COVID-19, go to the Raise a COVID-19 Issue page and complete the AISC or ASQA feedback form.