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Planning Day Presentation

  1. 1. Knox City Council <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knox City Council and the community: a partnership in progress; creating a safe, healthy and connected community with high quality services, transport options, facilities and culturally rich experiences; committed to protecting our green, leafy neighbourhoods and natural environment, and enhancing economic sustainability for future generations. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. In 2025 , Knox will be known for… <ul><li>Sustainable natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced quality urban development </li></ul><ul><li>A prosperous, modern economy </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy, connected communities </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally rich & active communities </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic services & facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible transport choices </li></ul>
  3. 3. National Reform Agenda <ul><li>The National Reform Agenda is based on the proposition that future economic prosperity depends on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>new investment to increase the skills and health of the population and therefore boost workforce participation; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>economic reforms to boost competition and reduce regulation. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2005 – 2008 Commonwealth-State agreement for Skilling Australia’s Workforce <ul><li>Through this agreement, the Australian, State and Territory governments will work cooperatively to ensure that the national training system is well placed to face the challenges confronting the nation, industry, community and clients. </li></ul>
  5. 5. National goals and objectives <ul><li>Industry will have a highly skilled workforce to support strong performance in the global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Employers and individuals will be at the centre of VET </li></ul><ul><li>Communities and regions will be strengthened economically and socially through learning and employment </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous Australians will have skills for viable jobs and their learning culture will be shared. </li></ul>
  6. 6. National priorities <ul><li>Improving the system’s responsiveness to rapid changes in demand for skills development and addressing skills shortages, especially in traditional trades and in emerging industries </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering improved outcomes for employers, individuals and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Improving quality </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing participation and up-skilling mature age workers </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging greater re-engagement in training by Australians who are not fully participating in the labour market </li></ul>
  7. 7. Growing Victoria Together <ul><li>In 2001, The Victorian Government, in its Growing Victoria Together statement, declared education and lifelong learning as one of its three main goals </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Victoria Together targets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2010, 90 % of young people successfully completing year 12 or its equivalent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2005, a 6% increase in the percentage of young people aged 15 to 19 in rural and regional Victoria who are doing education and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The proportion of Victorians learning new skills will increase </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Community-based ACE organisations implement Growing Victoria Together’s goals by: <ul><li>Improving participation and achievement in education and training (by providing people with low levels of education attainment with help to re-enter structured learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Providing better links between education providers, business and communities (by involving people in learning for jobs and citizenship) </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding opportunities for training and learning through life (by providing learning opportunities to people of all ages) </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Fairer Victoria <ul><li>A Fairer Victoria was launched in May 2005 as the Victorian Government’s long term action plan to tackle disadvantage and create opportunity for all Victorians </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006 A Fairer Victoria – Progress and Next Steps , was released </li></ul><ul><li>In May 2007 A Fairer Victoria – Building on Our Commitment , was released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The core element of this framework is the combined emphasis on the provision of accessible and affordable universal services for all Victorians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is based around five principal policy objectives and 14 specific strategies for achieving them </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. A Fairer Victoria cont… <ul><li>The framework tackles inequality and disadvantage by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>emphasising early intervention and prevention; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>matching local service delivery to individual needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assisting communities to support individuals to overcome problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>making services easier to access, more responsive and more successful. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. A Fairer Victoria cont… <ul><li>Department of Planning & Community Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighbourhood House Coordination Funding (NHCP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult, Community & Further Education (ACFE) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. A Fairer Victoria - Strategies <ul><li>ACCESS TO UNIVERSAL SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>REDUCING BARRIERS TO OPPORTUNITY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy 5 Providing fairer access to services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUPPORT FOR DISADVANTAGED GROUPS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy 10 Creating new opportunities for people with a disability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy 11 Increasing support for mental health services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUPPORT FOR DISADVANTAGED PLACES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy 12 Building stronger communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MAKING IT EASIER TO WORK WITH GOVERNMENT </li></ul>
  13. 13. Providing fairer access to services <ul><li>reduce the barriers faced by some individuals or groups in accessing services and facilities that most Victorians take for granted. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Support for people with disabilities <ul><li>We will also make training and employment opportunities for people with a disability a higher priority and through implementation of State Disability Action Plans across government encourage more people with a disability to consider careers in the public and community sectors. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Further emphasis on skills and training <ul><li>Victoria’s economy is performing strongly and is steadily creating new opportunities for people to enter the workforce and to upgrade their skills in areas of high demand. However, as a consequence of the ageing of the population, we also need to increase workforce participation, increase skills in the existing workforce and boost skilled migration to meet our future needs. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Building Stronger Communities <ul><li>Achievements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>building 12 new and redeveloping 52 existing neighbourhood houses, and improving the computer facilities/Internet access of 56 houses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increasing payments to neighbourhood house coordinators and funding extra hours for services (increased NHCP funding received in 2007) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Building Stronger Communities <ul><li>Future Directions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will provide $5 million to enable neighbourhood houses to upgrade, redevelop or co–locate, to provide information and communication technology and to purchase essential infrastructure. We will also invest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$4 million to fund equipment grants of up to $5000 for Adult Community Education (ACE) providers and the Centre for Adult Education and Adult Multicultural Education Services. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Future Directions for ACE in Victoria Strategies <ul><li>About 450 community-owned and managed organisations are eligible to deliver adult and community education with ACFE Board funding </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden the role of ACE </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise specific groups of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the sustainability of ACE provision </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in ACE </li></ul>
  19. 19. Broaden the role of ACE <ul><li>Community Learning Partnerships </li></ul>
  20. 20. Recognise specific groups of learners <ul><li>Koories </li></ul><ul><li>Men aged over 45 </li></ul><ul><li>People with a disability </li></ul><ul><li>People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Young people aged 15 and over </li></ul><ul><li>People aged over 55 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Enhance the sustainability of ACE provision <ul><li>Improved business, management, governance, workforce and volunteer practices </li></ul><ul><li>Simplifying reporting and accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing roles and responsibilities </li></ul>
  22. 22. Investment in ACE <ul><li>Investment in ACE for government priorities and community needs </li></ul>

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