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Australian experience
and best practice


Effective TVET


Governments, industry,
and communities

About Sustainable Skills

Make vocational change

Sustainable Skills Who we are

Sustainable Skills is a global, not-for-profit consultancy that develops, supports, and assists effective vocational education and training (TVET) systems worldwide.

Sustainable Skills, by sharing international best practice, provides innovative services that build TVET capacity in developing countries, empowering individuals to meet their full potential and increasing local employment. Developing people with skills that match labour market demand has the potential to transform lives and enable economic growth and prosperity.

With nearly twenty years’ experience shaping and maintaining TVET systems and frameworks in Australia and around the world, we understand what is needed to establish TVET systems that meet industry and labour market needs.

Sustainable Skills What we do

  • Sustainable Skills connects governments, industry, international development aid agencies, education providers and communities to build effective Vocational Education and Training systems and skilled workforces
  • Identify the needs of countries and tailor unique solutions, consulting with the highest level of government to on-the-ground workforce to ensure system works
  • Share Australian experience and best practice
  • Advise, support and build the capacity of local decision makers to develop and review skills policy
  • Provide strategic workforce forecast and analysis to underpin the development of TVET systems and policy

Benefit of the Australian TVET System:

  • Demand-driven and industry-led – matches the skills demanded by industry and the skills supplied by the training sector
  •  Focus on skills’ application rather than on theory
    gives employers confidence that graduates are job ready
  • Scalability and flexibilitycan be delivered intensively or
    broken up over a period of time
  • Nationally and internationally recognised– affords individuals
    portability of skills

From SkillsDMC to Sustainable Skills

Sustainable Skills brand is  born as a result of the transition that SkillsDMC undertook in 2016, with the aim to enhance our consultancy experience in building  effective TVET systems worldwide.

As SkillsDMC, we held the Australian Government Industry Skills Council (ISC) contract for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII) Training Package for fourteen years from 2002 to 2016 and during this time we also developed a range of Learning and Assessment Resources for many of the units in the RII Training Package.

In May 2017, SkillsDMC brand evolved to Sustainable Skills and we want to continue following our course of applying our proven methodology across a broader range of sectors. We believe that our expertise together with the Australian TVET best practice can support the development of successful vocational education systems, particularly in emerging countries, to ensure equal access to quality education, lifelong learning, and employment opportunities for all.

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