A national skills commissioner will be introduced in Australia, backed by Farrer MP Sussan Ley.
The MP introduced a bill to Parliament this week to create the new position, which she said would provide independent expert advice and leadership on the labour market, current and future skills needs, and workforce development issues.
The Vocational Education and Training system was described as a key way for the country to recover from health an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"It is the place that employers turn to ensure their employees receive high-quality training, to enable them to do their existing jobs better or to perform new roles," Ms Ley said.
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"Now, more than ever, Australia needs the training system we have to be the best it has ever been.
"Australia's economy is changing rapidly and millions of Australians need to reskill and upskill in growth areas."
She said the work of the commissioner would help close the skills gaps and provide confidence to employers, students and educators that the government is investing in the right skills.