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Strengthening the VET sector to get skilled Australians into work

Strengthening the VET sector to get skilled Australians into work

12 May, 2015

The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The Government is investing around $6 billion this year to support training that gives apprentices and vocational students the high quality training they need for modern Australian workplaces. This includes funding through the Government’s signature Industry Skills Fund, to help employers to skill their staff so they can grow their businesses, increase exports and create more jobs.  The $664 million Industry Skills Fund will support more than 250,000 training places and support services includin... Read more »

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Interview - 2GB - Steve Price and Danny Bielik

Subject: (VET Reforms) E&OE… STEVE PRICE: The Assistant Minister for Education and Training is Simon Birmingham and he’s been good enough to join us; Minister, thanks for your time. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good evening Steve, Danny and Listeners STEVE PRICE: Was it a dog&rsq... Read more >

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First Global Skills Training Forum held in Melbourne

Three Global Skills Training Forums will continue to ensure Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system has every opportunity to contribute to the National Strategy for International Education. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, was in Melb... Read more >

Posted in Media Section: Media Releases

Interview - Sky News - AM Agenda - Kieran Gilbert

Subject: (IPSOS Fairfax Poll; Newspoll; 2015 Budget) E&OE… KIERAN GILBERT: With me now the Assistant Education Minister, Simon Birmingham…and in addition to the Newspoll, the Nielson Poll has even better news for the government at 50/50 with the Labor Party, that’s a good t... Read more >

Posted in Media Section: Interview Transcripts

International Education Symposium

Thanks very much Phil, I’m slightly less frustrated this season as I was last season as an Adelaide Crows fan but it’s still very much early days. To Phil Honeywood, perhaps Australia’s preeminent advocate for international education, and thank you for, not only having me here toda... Read more >

Posted in Media Section: Speeches
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