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The Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG) is one of the six groups that comprise the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET). Through its operations the Group facilitates participation and achievement in senior secondary and tertiary education and training in Victoria.
Publicly funded Vocational Education and Training in Victoria is managed by HESG which is part of the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET). HESG facilitates participation and achievement in senior secondary and tertiary education and training by supporting partnerships between providers, employers and the community and advising on public funding and regulation. It manages the Government-funded training market, public provider governance and accountability, and the apprenticeship system.
HESG comprises 5 divisions each of which has specific areas of responsibility within the education, training and higher education sectors. These Divisions are Training Market Operations, TAFE and ACFE Governance, Tertiary Education Policy and Strategic Projects, Training System Performance and Industrial Engagement, and Education Renewal Projects.
Within these Divisions HESG conducts and commissions research into a diverse range of issues related to education and training policy and provision. Information such as skills needed in the labour market; the performance of the training and higher education sectors; industry participation and leadership in the training system; policy settings; and the responsiveness of the training system to stakeholder needs, are researched and reported on by HESG.
The economics of vocational education and training, students, vocational education/higher education.
Location and information access
The Department of Education and Training is a State Government department located in Melbourne, Victoria.
Where appropriate HESG shares information on its research, reports, data sets and analysis in the public domain. Research links to resources, research, reports and training market information can be accessed through the Further Education and Training section of the DET website.