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Support for our Apprentices

Support for our Apprentices

22 June, 2015

The Coalition Government is committed to supporting the jobs and skills needed to grow and diversify the Australian economy. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the Government was investing around $6 billion this year to support people undertaking vocational education and training (VET), including more than 300,000 apprentices. “One of our key initiatives is supporting apprentices with the costs of living through Trade Support Loans,” Senator Birmingham said. “Trade Support Loans provide eligible apprentices with up to $20,000 to cover the costs of living – significantly mor... Read more »

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New Apprenticeship Network up and running in Lindsay

Local Western Sydney apprentices, people looking for a new career, and employers can now get more help than ever before with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network up and running across the region.   Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today joine... Read more >

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MySkills update helps inform VET consumers

Vocational education and training (VET) students and potential students, their parents, teachers, careers advisers and employers will benefit from new updates to the MySkills website, the national directory of VET organisations and courses. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simo... Read more >

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Interview - Sky News - AM Agenda - Kieran Gilbert

Subject: (The Recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Constitution; Q&A; Recent Polls) E&OE… KIERAN GILBERT: With me this morning, the Assistant Education Minister, Simon Birmingham and Shadow Citizenship Minister, Michelle Rowland. Simon Birmingham, today this conference i... Read more >

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Tougher VET FEE-HELP guidelines effective today

The Government has today released the new vocational education and training (VET) guidelines, implementing important reforms to further safeguard the VET FEE-HELP student loan program. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the latest measures come into effect i... Read more >

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