Michael Hartman<br/><span class='designation'>CEO of Skills Impact (Skills Service Organisation (SSO))</span>

Michael Hartman
CEO of Skills Impact (Skills Service Organisation (SSO))

The Future of the VET Sector

This session provides participants with the opportunity to step back from their day to day management or leadership role to consider the bigger picture of the role of the VET sector. There has never been a more important time to have a vibrant and flourishing VET sector. Massive and unprecedented technological advancement is changing equipment, skills and processes, therefore fundamentally altering the way work is done. Yet not all enterprises move at the same pace, and the “old ways” of doing things are just as relevant for many workplaces, including those in transition so the VET sector needs to be able to provide for both current and future skills needs. The sector is enthusiastic about meeting these and other challenges yet is bedevilled by issues such as compliance that limit its ability to deliver much needed services across all industries at the required level, wherever they are needed. VET delivery hours represent less than .005% of all hours worked in the Australian economy. How can these delivery hours provide the best value to industries to gain the skills required to compete globally? Every person in the room is making a key contribution to the sector. This session will explore and recognise the value of that contribution with a focus on how we could all deliver so much more.

Speaker Biography

Michael has been involved in work-based adult education, learning, and vocational education for over 30 years. His experience includes more than 18 years in leadership roles including leading a National ITAB, an Industry Skills Council and now a Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. He established Skills Impact as an industry owned not for profit with SSO, with support from industry.

Michael bases his leadership on a wide knowledge of workplace learning, education and training coupled with an innovative mindset which supports him to engage and add value with both industry and VET sector stakeholders. Michael holds a Diploma of Management (Community Services), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Corporate Governance Qualifications, Innovation for Leaders Skill Set and trade qualifications.