Jobs and Skills Australia Information and Feedback Session

Posted in News on 2 May 2024

Please note, we have had to postpone this session due to illness. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date.

DASSH will be hosting an information and feedback session with Jobs and Skills Australia’s (JSA) Director of Tertiary Skills and Pathways, Abbey Hall and Assistant Director Krisztian Baranyai for all members in May.

This is a closed session for DASSH members only.

JSA is a government body that aims to help Australia meet its skills needs. A part of achieving this involves providing independent advice on the effectiveness of Australia’s current vocational education and training, higher education, and migration systems to meet Australia’s future skills and workforce needs.

It is working on different research methods and data techniques using skills as a mechanism to support connectivity between higher education and VET, and the labour market. Skills are also a major cornerstone of the Universities Accord final report and have become central to the higher education discussion. 

The JSA Tertiary Skills and Pathways team has been developing a machine learning model concept called ‘skills mapping’, to test how the Australian Skills Classification can be used as common language to connect units and courses in VET and higher education, as well as occupational needs. JSA has been working with some higher education providers to develop and test the model’s accuracy, as well as testing the utility of skills in education design and how they might operate in a tertiary context.

The team will present the skills mapping concept, as well as work and findings to date. The team invites discussion on the utility of skills in education and how they might support connectivity across the education system and the labour market.

Please take this opportunity to hear about and give feedback on these foundational projects. They will have a direct impact at a policy and university level in years to come.