Given its ties to industry, vocational education and training (VET) has a crucial role in ensuring the workforce possesses the skills for responding to Industry 4.0, with advanced technologies now entering workplaces and transforming how businesses operate.
This good practice guide is intended to provide advice on incorporating digital skills into VET delivery for VET providers and policy-makers. A forum convened by NCVER in late 2019, VET’s response to Industry 4.0 and the digital economy: what works, has helped shape this guide. Participants at the forum included representatives from Skills Service Organisations; members of the Education IRC; industry, provider and practitioner-related bodies; policy-makers; and relevant researchers.
A companion good practice guide has been developed focused on the implications for VET educators of the increasing need to include digital skills in VET delivery.