SA Business First to Sign up to the $476 Million Industry Skills Fund

Grants are starting to flow through from the Industry Skills Fund (ISF) to businesses across Australia. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the ISF is helping Australian businesses grow and compete in an increasingly global market that will help boost productivity and competitiveness across the economy. “The iconic South Australian ice…

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Interview – RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Subjects: Reforms to VET FEE-HELP, comments by Communications Minister E&OE… FRAN KELLY: Private training colleges which are rorting HECS style loans are facing a crackdown. Aimed at stopping a range of unscrupulous practices going on, legislation's going to be introduced into the Federal Parliament to ban providers from offering students incentives including laptops, iPads, things…

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Government targets VET FEE – HELP scammers

Important reforms will be made to the Government’s VET FEE-HELP student loan program to prevent unscrupulous marketers targeting vulnerable Australians and exploiting taxpayers to the tune of billions of dollars. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today announced a rolling campaign of legislative and other changes to deal with rogue training providers…

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