Strengthening education and training ties with South Korea

Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham will conclude his visit to South Korea today—the first from an Australian education minister since 1997. Senator Birmingham said strengthening education and training ties with his South Korean counterparts and industry representatives had been a key focus of his visit. “Education-related travel services is one Australia’s top…

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New Support to Deliver Job-Relevant Training Products

Expressions of interest are being invited from organisations to operate as skills service organisations as part of an overhaul of Australian qualifications. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said that skills service organisations will play a crucial role in ensuring training delivers the competencies that jobs will require in the future. “The…

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Interview – RN Breakfast – Fran Kelly

Subject: (International Education) E&OE… FRAN KELLY: Simon Birmingham is the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, he was in China earlier this week, he’s currently in South Korea, Minister, welcome to RN Breakfast. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Fran and good morning to your listeners. FRAN KELLY: Simon Birmingham, in China 30,000,000 people are undertaking vocational…

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Korea Polytechnic – South Korea

Subject: (Strengthening education ties between Australia and South Korea) E&OE… SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thank you. Your English is much better than my Korean and I won’t try anymore, but thank you very much distinguished leaders of education and training here in Korea for welcoming me and the delegation from Australia, from our embassy, from our institute…

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Shanghai Pharmaceutical School

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Ms Lau thank you for your warm words of welcome and for the display of welcoming hospitality we've received on arriving here at the Shanghai Pharmaceutical School. Australia is incredibly proud of our vocational education in training system, it delivers highly skilled workers for our economy, it gives them nationally recognised qualifications that…

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VET key component of Australia-China relationship

Australia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen collaboration on quality assurance, and will work to develop a further agreement to boost vocational education and training (VET) skills collaboration. Speaking from Huawei’s Research and Development facility in Beijing Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the agreement signed between…

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