Recognition of overseas skills
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On 10 February 2006, COAG agreed to a new national approach to apprenticeships, training and skills recognition to help alleviate skill shortages currently evident in many parts of the country. COAG decided there was need for a new streamlined system for the recognition of overseas qualifications to make it easier for migrants with skills to work as soon as they reach Australia. This does not mean that there will be a reduction in the quality we expect of those working in Australian. We will still require Australian standards to be met.
ANZRA overseas skills recognition speech presented in November 2006 by Dr Adam Graycar, Executive Director, Cabinet Office, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia, in his role as SA Premiers� Department representative on the COAG Skills Recognition Steering Committee. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/