Following the swearing-in of the full ministry on 1 June 2022, Prime Minister Albanese announced a series of departmental and administrative changes that will take effect on 1 July 2022.
IHEA members will be interested to note changes to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).
Department of Education
A newly named Department of Education will be responsible for higher education, policy, regulation and programmes, co-ordination of research policy in relation to universities, policy, coordination and support for international education and research engagement, creation and development of research infrastructure, research grants and fellowships, among other responsibilities.
Matters dealt with by the Department of Education:
|Higher education policy, regulation and programmes|
|Co-ordination of research policy in relation to universities|
|Policy, coordination and support for international education and research engagement|
|Creation and development of research infrastructure|
|Research grants and fellowships|
|Education transitions policy and programmes|
|Schools education policy and programmes|
|Youth affairs and programmes, including youth transitions|
|Pre-school education policy and programmes|
|Early childhood education and care policy and programmes|
|Co-ordination of early childhood development policy and responsibilities|
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
A new Department of Employment and Workplace Relations will be responsible for skills and training, jobs, and workplace relations.
Matters dealt with by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations:
|Skills and vocational education policy regulation and programmes, including vocational education and training in schools|
|Training, including apprenticeships and training and skills assessment services|
|Training transitions policy and programmes|
|Foundation skills for adults|
|Employment policy, including employment services|
|Labour market programmes for people of working age|
|Co-ordination of labour market research|
|Equal employment opportunity|
|Work and family programmes|
|Participation, activity test and compliance policy for participation payment recipients|
|Work health and safety, rehabilitation and compensation|
|Workplace relations policy development, advocacy and implementation|
Relating to these departments, IHEA members will be interested to note the following Ministers:
|The Hon Jason Clare MP||Minister for Education|
|The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP||Minister for Early Childhood Education|
|Minister for Youth|
|Senator Hon Anthony Chisholm||Assistant Minister for Education|
|The Hon Tony Burke MP||Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations|
|The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP||Minister for Skills and Training|
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