The Federal Government has outlined its latest plan to rescue our economy from the effects of Coronavirus.
The JobMaker scheme’s aim is to fix Australia’s flawed skills and training system, thereby creating more employable candidates.
Reiterating that the ‘economic lifelines’ of JobKeeper and JobSeeker are only temporary measures, Mr Morrison believes that JobMaker will have longer-term effects.
With unemployment in Australia currently at around 10 per cent, the government is committed to targeting employment growth by ensuring the workforce is educated and highly skilled. And this will directly benefit beauty workers, who do not require a university degree to obtain their qualifications.
“It is no wonder that when faced with this complexity, many potential students default to the university system, even if their career could be best enhanced through vocational education,” Morrison said.
“To address this challenge we have embarked on a series of skills organisation pilots designed to give industry the opportunity to shape the training system to be more responsive to their skills needs and take responsibility for qualification development.”
Highlighting that businesses would need to eventually take back control of their income and not rely on JobKeeper to pay their staff, Mr Morrison said: “We must enable our businesses to earn our way out of this crisis. That means focusing on the things that can make our businesses go faster. At some point, you’ve got to get your economy out of ICU. You’ve got to get it off the medication before it becomes too accustomed to it.”
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