Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Community Consultations

A series of community consultations regarding the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) will be held in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia over the next three weeks. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said he was hosting the community consultations following an independent evaluation of AMEP. “The consultations will help ensure…

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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…

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New Support to Deliver Job-Relevant Training Products

Expressions of interest are being invited from organisations to operate as skills service organisations as part of an overhaul of Australian qualifications. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said that skills service organisations will play a crucial role in ensuring training delivers the competencies that jobs will require in the future. “The…

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Interview – RN Breakfast – Fran Kelly

Subject: (International Education) E&OE… FRAN KELLY: Simon Birmingham is the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, he was in China earlier this week, he’s currently in South Korea, Minister, welcome to RN Breakfast. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Fran and good morning to your listeners. FRAN KELLY: Simon Birmingham, in China 30,000,000 people are undertaking vocational…

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