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21 April, 2015
Australian employers and industry will be placed at the heart of a new approach to the development of vocational education and training products announced by the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, today. “... Read more

09 April, 2015
More than 20,000 applications have been received for an Australian Government scheme that eases the financial strain on apprentices through flexible loan options. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the mile... Read more 2015, VET, Trade Support Loan, Apprenticeships

08 April, 2015
Skills Advisers Network Tender Open
A new tender process announced today will address workforce skills needs and help build national productivity. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham said the Industry Skills Fund (ISF) Skills Adviser Tender will select organisations to provide expert industry prof... Read more 2015, Training, Industry Skills Fund, Skills

02 April, 2015
Dodgy providers will be fined
For the first time Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) breaching standards could be issued with an immediate fine under the new infringement notice scheme starting today. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said that up until now the national regulator, t... Read more 2015, Infringement Notice Scheme

01 April, 2015
The next major step in a series of rolling reforms to vocational education and training (VET) commences today, stamping out unethical behaviour by training providers and their agents. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birm... Read more Reform, 2015, VET, VET FEE-HELP

01 April, 2015
The Draft National Strategy for International Education released for consultation today by Minister for Education and Training, Christopher Pyne, highlights the critical role vocational education and training (VET) has on the overall spectrum of inte... Read more 2015, VET, International Education

16 March, 2015
Government’s stronger training laws pass Parliament
New legislation passed the Senate today that will further crack down on dodgy Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers.  Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham welcomed the Senate’s decision to pass the National Vocational Education and Training R... Read more

13 March, 2015
The Codes of Practice and Ethics of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) were launched today in Melbourne. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, has today launched the codes of practice... Read more 2015, VET, ACPET

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