Australian Council of TESOL Associations

Australian Council of TESOL Associations

2024 February- Adult Sector News: VET Workforce Blueprint Submissions and survey now open

VET Workforce Blueprint

The Australian Government, in collaboration with states and territories, is developing a VET Workforce Blueprint to support, grow and sustain the VET workforce. The Blueprint will identify strategies and actions for workforce issues such as attraction, retention, development, and career progression.  

Over the past few months, dandolopartners has been working with the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (the Department) to support consultation with a range of stakeholders, which has included roundtables in each state and territory and online.  

The Department is undertaking consultation to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to the development of the VET Workforce Blueprint and to: 

  • test current understanding of the challenges faced by the VET workforce 
  • identify whether potential actions will result in effective change 
  • garner additional potential actions

As part of this consultation process, the Department is inviting further engagement through a public submissions process and a survey of those who have left the workforce in the last five years. Contributions will help to inform the development of the Blueprint.  

Submissions Process

You can participate in the public submissions process and survey by visiting the Department’s website.


Any member of the public can make a submission by responding to the multiple choice and free text questions in the online submission form (link below).  

The public submissions process will be open until 11:00PM (AEDT), 26 March 2024. 

Follow this link to complete a submission

Follow this link to read a consultation paper from the Department’s web site.


The survey is intended to gather insights from anyone who has left the VET workforce within the last five years. 

The survey will be open until 11:00PM (AEDT), 26 March 2024. 

Follow this link to complete the survey.  

Follow this link to read further information about the development of the Blueprint. 

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