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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Interview – Sky News – First Edition – Kieran Gilbert

Subject: (International Education; Emissions Trading Schemes) E&OE… KIERAN GILBERT: We’re live to Beijing now and the Assistant Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, joins me. Minister, thanks for your time, you’ve met with some senior members of the Chinese administration, what’s the mood like given the volatility on their market? SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning Kieran, there is…

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Australia and China make skills connections with Huawei

The Abbott Government has welcomed a $30 million investment in training in Australia by Chinese technology giant Huawei as a sign of the breadth and strength of the Australia-China education and training relationship. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today visited Huawei’s flagship executive briefing centre in Beijing, China for the announcement…

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Australia and China strengthen quality assurance of training

Australia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration on quality assurance for vocational education and training (VET). Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said assuring the quality of skills training being delivered by Australian providers in China is a key focus for building stronger educational ties in…

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Forging closer education, training ties with China and South Korea

Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham will visit China and Korea from 13 to 18 July to advance Australia’s strong international education ties with both countries. Senator Birmingham said in 2013 more than 35,000 people enrolled with Australian vocational education and training (VET) providers in China, which represents 72 per cent of…

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Recruitment under way for Student Identifiers Registrar

The Australian Government is looking to recruit a Student Identifiers Registrar. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the Student Identifiers Registrar, a statutory office holder, played an important role in overseeing the implementation and management of the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Scheme. “There are approximately three million vocational education and training…

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