First Global Skills Training Forum held in Melbourne

Three Global Skills Training Forums will continue to ensure Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system has every opportunity to contribute to the National Strategy for International Education. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, was in Melbourne today for the first of three Global Skills Training Forums. Senator Birmingham said Australia is…

Mobility Grants Open up a World of Study Opportunities

Australian vocational education and training (VET) students have the chance to pick up valuable new skills through exciting overseas study opportunities in 2016. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the 2016 Endeavour Mobility Grants will provide around $8.3 million to support at least 2500 Australian VET, undergraduate and postgraduate students in…

New industry and skills committee to strengthen VET

A new industry and skills committee has been established to provide effective industry leadership to the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia.  The announcement coincides with the COAG Industry and Skills Committee meeting being held in Melbourne today. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, announced the composition of the Australian…

Skills Ministers agree to simpler, more responsive training system

Vocational students and employers will have a simpler, more responsive national training system under projects agreed today by Commonwealth, State and Territory Skills Ministers. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham chaired today’s meeting of Skills Ministers as part of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council. “Vocational education and…