TDA and JSCs

A Jobs and Skills Council (JSC) is a not-for-profit company that is industry-owned and industry-led. They are part of a national network of 10 JSCs that provide leadership to address skills and workforce challenges for their industry. They:

  • align effort across industries to improve VET system responsiveness
  • build stakeholder confidence
  • drive high-quality outcomes for the VET sector, learners and business.


On Friday 18 August, TDA and its members met with the heads of the Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) in Melbourne as part of TDA’s CEO Forum, bringing together TAFE Institute heads from across the country.  Nine of the ten newly formed Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) participated. The JSCs will play an important role in the latest evolution of the VET system through liaising with industry to improve training and assessment practices, and developing training products. 

TDA is looking forward to continue to act as conduit for JSCs’ engagement with TAFEs and in securing national representation from TAFEs. 

Read TDA CEO, Jenny Dodd’s comment ‘Ten pieces of a pie: new Jobs and Skills Councils’  in TDA’s newsletter from 14 December 2022. 

Click here to read The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP’s media release ‘Jobs and Skills Councils delivering for businesses, workers and the economy’ 12 July 2023

Click here to read The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP’s media release ‘Ministerial Statement – Revitalising National Planning in Vocational Education and Training’ 14 September 2023

Click here to read more about the JSC operating environment

Meet the JSCs