Training India’s Trainers

Australian expertise and knowledge will be applied to assist India increase the skills of its workforce through international trainer and assessor courses mapped to Indian standards. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham tonight told the Australia India Business Council that the first of three pilot courses—a collaboration between Kangan Institute and Indian training…

Nanny Pilot Programme – Applications Open for Families

Nurses, farmers, police, emergency service employees and other parents who are struggling to match their work hours with conventional childcare options are invited to participate in the Australian Government’s new Nanny Pilot Programme from early 2016. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the pilot will provide subsidised care for about 10,000 children…

Full force against dodgy providers

There have been serious allegations reported today about the registered training organisation (RTO) Phoenix Institute and broker Education Circle. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said he was deeply disturbed about the allegations made and has asked the Department of Education and Training to urgently investigate. “I have asked for my Department…

Full force against dodgy providers

There have been serious allegations reported today about the registered training organisation (RTO) Phoenix Institute and broker Education Circle. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said he was deeply disturbed about the allegations made and has asked the Department of Education and Training to urgently investigate.   “I have asked for my Department…

Xenophon has questions to answer

If Nick Xenophon’s political party is going to run candidates across multiple electorates at the next federal election, it’s time he started providing more details to South Australians.  These are just some of the questions Nick Xenophon needs to answer about his political party. One: Who are the candidates?  When will he reveal their names? When will he allow…