The MAS Experience’ launched

The Abbott Government’s Australian Apprenticeship Support Network is investing $200 million a year to recruit, train and retrain apprentices. Across the country, there are more than 420 Australian Apprenticeship Support Network locations, including more than 270 Network Provider sites; and over 140 further locations for outreach services. ‘The MAS Experience’ – MAS National’s Australian Apprenticeship…

World-class IT training for Sydney

Global technology giant Huawei will train Australians in the latest information and communications technology with the completion later this year of a major new IT training centre in Sydney. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today visited Huawei’s $30 million new IT training facility in Chatswood, which is in the final stages…

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…

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…

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…

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…