The Tasmanian Government has released the latest Tasmanian Skills Strategy Report Card, which measures and reports on the progress of the implementation of the strategy.


State Minister for Education and Skills, Nick McKim, said that while the card showed some strong results, more had to be done to improve the sector.


“We have met our first target to increase the number of students with Year 12 or equivalent attainment by 5 per cent each year, which is now at 58 per cent,” Mr McKim said.


“We have also exceeded the target to increase the proportion of 15 to 64 year olds with Certificate III or above skills and qualifications, which now sits at 43.3 per cent.


“However, there is still a lot of work to do on the proportion of 15-64 year olds enrolled in education or training.”


Mr McKim said Tasmania is now into the final year of the current Skills Strategy.


“Beyond 2012 the Strategy will reflect new developments, not least of which is the impact of COAG’s skills reform agenda and the substantial challenges and opportunities it presents,” Mr McKim said.


“Skills Tasmania will lead the development of the next phase of the Skills Strategy, which will no doubt be influenced by the current COAG negotiations and by the outcomes of the review I recently commissioned into the public providers of VET in the state.”


The report card can be downloaded here