Note: this blog post is quite long and the headings should help you get to the bits you are interested in. Please let me know what you think, do you agree, disagree or have you got an entirely different perspective?
On the back of the South Australian State Government 2012-13 Mid-Year Budget Review outlining major employment, training and skills savings,consultation about the composition of Skills for All Funded Training List in Feb 2013 is underway from 19 December 2012 to 21 January 2013.
The main activity for the consultation is by completing the Funded Training List Consultation Survey but first you must read the proposed changes to Funded Training document.
Read this blog post in conjunction with Skills for All Funded Training List – Views on the Consultation Survey.
Proposed Changes to Funded Training
55 qualifications (referred to as courses) and accredited courses are proposed to be ‘capped’. I don’t think this is the right word as its proposed enrolments will cease as of a specific date and be removed from the Skills for All Funded List.
What’s not clear is the logic behind ‘capping’. It’s seems from the Consultation on proposed changes to Funded Training List in Feb 2013 what’s on the list relates to qualifications where:
- Skills for All enrolment growth has been significant;
- Skills for All growth is expected to be minimal;
- There is a mismatch with the Estimated annual job openings vs. total 2012/13 course enrolments to date; and/or
- Where the estimated change in fee for service enrolments is a significant – or +