Skills Assure Supplier Framework will compliment new strategy
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Skills Assure Supplier Framework will support new Queensland Skills Strategy

by Freya Lucas

May 24, 2024

Registered training organisations will have the opportunity to shape and be part of the future of training in Queensland with the Skills Assure Supplier (SAS) framework.


The Queensland Skills Strategy was announced earlier this week, with the Government outlining a five year strategy that focuses on delivering priority skills, including in early childhood education and care (ECEC), which will support high demand for workers. 


As part of the strategy a network of high-quality training providers will be offering one million subsidised training places for Queenslanders, supporting them to upskill or reskill for in demand careers.


Developed alongside a new annual Training Priorities Plan, contracting under the new framework is anticipated to start later in 2024. All eligible registered training organisations (RTOs) will have the opportunity to express interest in supplying priority training in future.


RTOs can subscribe to a new SAS contracting alert. Alert emails will advise when the new SAS framework is open, including eligibility requirements for RTOs and details on how a new expression of interest process will work.


The development of the new SAS framework is a key action of the Good Jobs, Great Training: Queensland Skills Strategy 2024 – 2028, targeting skills investment in courses leading to jobs in priority and emerging industries.


A new student survey will also be developed to inform changes, providing additional performance data and a longitudinal view of student pathways through the training system and the workforce.


“With the support of our strong SAS network we can deliver world-class training for all Queenslanders – no matter who they are or where they live – creating good jobs and keeping our economy strong into the future,” Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Lance McCallum said. 


The new framework will be developed alongside the first Queensland Training Priorities Plan–to be updated annually to outline how the government is investing in skills priorities.


Learn more about the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022 – 2032.

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