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Skilling our future workforce

VCOSS welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Enhancing Victorian’s Economic Performance and Productivity Discussion Paper (the Discussion Paper) prepared by the Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel (the Panel).

Victoria has recently seen significant growth in job numbers, with an additional 257,000 people commencing paid work since November 2014, including more than 150,000 full-time jobs.

Health care and social assistance is the fastest growing sector by employment in Victoria, with nearly double the growth projections of any other industry.

The sector will need a significant injection of newly skilled and trained workers to meet growing demand.