Our conclusions—VET outcomes and managing risks
We concluded that over the last five years, the department has contributed to successful learning and employment outcomes for students and industry.
It provides students with greater access to, and choice of, qualifications. It has also effectively supported disadvantaged students to get a job, and managed the transition to a fully contestable, demand-driven VET market.
The department can demonstrate that its annual VET investment is directed towards meeting Queensland’s skilling needs in a mostly cost-effective way. However, it does not measure the outcomes or value created by the State Contribution Grant, which is directed towards supporting Queensland’s public providers.
The department is effectively managing the risks of funding private and public training providers in a contestable market. This provides students and the Queensland public with greater assurance that pre-qualified suppliers are delivering quality training that meets industry skill needs and supports employment opportunities.