AIS Global has compiled a practical guide to the establishment and operation of a world-class model for a vocational education and training (VET) system. This is based on our experience with supporting AIS, a Skills Service Organisation, and our extensive international work where we support countries to establish and operate VET systems.

An industry-led VET system brings together industry and the VET sector with the joint goal of growing the capability and agility of the workforce in line with industry’s skill needs. In doing so, an industry-led VET system enhances the productivity of individual enterprises and the global competitiveness of a country’s economy.

Done well, an industry-led VET-system can serve as the engine-room of the economy. Not only is it key to upskilling and reskilling the existing workforce, but it also builds the skills of the country’s future workforce.

At a time when industries throughout the world are increasingly impacted by digital transformation and job roles augmented by technology, VET systems can play an ever-increasing and vital role in determining a country’s competitiveness.

The purpose of this guide is to help policymakers understand how the concept of an industry-led VET system works, the key components and policy settings, and the roles of the different stakeholders in establishing, maintaining and sustaining a model of collaboration.

The guide draws on the Australian model and references the industry-led model that AIS Global is supporting in Vietnam for the logistics sector via an Australian Government funded Aus4Skills program.

The guide can be viewed here