This has been tried...
They tried this back in 2001, and it was a dismal failure, because Aussie IT shops do not want to train or develop their staff.
It's a cultural issue in Australia, that they want someone they don't have to do any training.. they can plonk them in a chair, and expect them to do it.
Oh, and they really don't want to pay market rates.
The skills gap that Australian businesses whine about is a myth. It's the fact they don't want to pay market rates.
40K/ year in places like Sydney and Melbourne is not enough to live, and if you do a quick google search, an almost unskilled Lvl1 IT job is going for closer to 45k right now.
So glad I moved to Canada