India and Australia Partnership on Skilling Agenda

  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) and High Commission of Australia holds meeting for Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (VET).
  • A meeting to operationalize & implement Cooperation in VET to promote development of occupational standards in priority industry sectors.
  • Highlighted the skill priorities of India like, mapping of job roles in the health sector and better migration and mobility.
  • These are high priority areas for India as per the New Education policy in enhancing Vocational education in School education and the collaboration with Australia shall be crucial in this aspect.
    • The importance of joint planning and implementation of collaborative programmes was emphasized with a focus on salient points such as

    ○industry sectors; enhancing capacity and quality of trainers and assessors; internships and apprenticeship exchanges and; facilitation of linkages between VET providers and industry in both the countries.

    • The agreement will help identify new ways of working together and areas of possible collaboration that include

    ○mutual priority areas of industry engagement, quality assurance models, and teaching standards.

  • So far, MSDE has signed MOUs with eight countries including Japan, UAE, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Finland and Morocco for cooperation in the field of vocational education and training.

    SRC : PIB