Interview – RN Drive – Patricia Karvelas

Subject: (Syrian Humanitarian Crisis; Apprenticeship commencement/completion data) E&OE… PATRICIA KARVELAS: The number of Australians starting an apprenticeship or a traineeship has dropped by a staggering 20% over the last year. Apprenticeship and training commencements fell to 190,200 in the 12 months up to March, but there’s also a recalibration going on in the numbers, with…

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Book an Apprenticeship Ambassador today

The Australian Apprenticeships and Ambassadors Program highlights real life apprenticeship and traineeship success stories and aims to boost the status of apprenticeships. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham officially launched Book an Ambassador, a function available via the Australian Apprenticeships website, along with Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador Dean Halatau from the West Tigers,…

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Fortitude Valley business signs up to the $664 million Industry Skills Fund

Local businesses in Brisbane are benefiting from the Industry Skills Fund (ISF), which will provide up to 250,000 training places and support services across Australia. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham said that Alpha Finance was one of a number of businesses throughout Australia to secure funding under the Government’s $664 million…

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Labor has failed students and taxpayers

Today the Senate Education and Employment References Committee convened a public hearing for its inquiry into the operation, regulation and funding of private vocational education and training (VET) providers in Australia. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the hearings highlighted the importance of the Abbott Government’s reforms to the VET sector.…

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