From the CEO
The Prime Minister Hon. Tony Abbott and Industry Minister Hon. Ian Macfarlane last week announced an Action Plan for Australia’s Future.
The Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda is a central part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy for a safe, secure Australia. The Agenda sets out four ambitions that Australia must pursue to ensure job creation and higher living standards:
- A lower cost, business friendly environment with less regulation, lower taxes and more competitive markets;
- A more skilled workforce;
- Better economic infrastructure; and
- Industry policy that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship
The Competitive Agenda is a significant step towards positioning Australian industry to secure its competitive standing in the global economy. A skilled, job ready workforce with the sophisticated range of skills needed to capitalise on existing and new opportunities will be essential.
I am happy to say that TLISC is committed to working with our industry stakeholders to ensure that we develop high quality “fit for purpose qualifications” which meet the current and emerging skills needs of the Australian Transport and Logistics Industry.
We are in the final stages of planning a week-long visit by government officials from China, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia as part of the APEC Transport and Logistics Qualification Benchmarking Project. TLISC is honoured to be hosting the eight delegates who represent the Vocational Education and Training sector in their respective countries. I look forward to reporting back on the outcomes of this event in next month’s newsletter.
Finally, I would like to highlight the critical importance of industry feedback which TLISC’s seeks for the purposes of developing the annual E-Scan. This information gathering is conducted over a short but intense time period and relies on ‘real time’ evidence captured across all industry sectors. I wish to thank those of you who have already made a submission and encourage all stakeholders to complete one or more of our surveys. Keep reading for further information about how to make your opinion count.