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Program 1.7: Assistance to the states for skills and workforce development

Program objective

The objectives of Program 1.7 are:

  • the Government provides financial support for the States and Territories to be spent in the delivery of skills and workforce development services.

This program also has links to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio.

Program deliverables

The program deliverables are:

  • payments to the States and Territories are made according to the payment arrangements specified in the Intergovernmental Agreement.

Key performance indicators

The key performance indicators are:

  • the Treasury will transfer to each State and Territory the amounts of their monthly and annual entitlements under the National Skills and Workforce Development SPP and will make the payments on the dates specified in the Intergovernmental Agreement;
  • the Treasury will provide advice to the States and Territories on the components of each payment prior to each payment being made; and
  • the Treasury will review the acquittal report provided by each State and Territory on their expenditure in the delivery of skills and workforce development services.

Analysis of performance

The Treasury facilitated the Government’s 2010-11 financial support for the States and Territories in the delivery of skills and workforce development services.

  • Payments under the National Skills and Workforce Development SPP were $1.3 billion.
  • All payments were accurately determined and made in a timely manner in accordance with payment arrangements specified in the Intergovernmental Agreement.
  • Advice was provided to the States and Territories prior to each payment being made.

To demonstrate that the Skills and Workforce Development SPP was spent in the relevant sector, each State and Territory Treasurer will provide a report to the Ministerial Council within six months of 30 June 2011, disclosing relevant information in accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement.