New Retail Series Launch

An innovative retail training initiative to support employer-led training that focuses on job outcomes will be launched in Melbourne today by the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Birmingham.  “The New Retail Series is developing ‘fit for purpose’ training and involves employers in the development of qualifications and training requirements,” said Senator Birmingham. “Two…

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Interview- RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas

Subjects: Changes to Government Whips, Government staff; Australia’s unemployment data; Automotive jobs; reskilling the workforce. E&OE… PATRICIA KARVELAS: I’m joined by Senator Simon Birmingham, he is  the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, welcome to RN Drive. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon Patricia and good afternoon to your listeners. PATRICIA KARVELAS: Now I’ll talk about jobs…

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QLD BUSINESSES URGED TO APPLY FOR NEW INDUSTRY SKILLS FUND

Businesses in Queensland can apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government’s new $476 million Industry Skills Fund.  “I urge growing Queensland businesses to access support to upskill or retrain their employees to boost their business productivity and competitiveness.  With around 20% of Australian businesses located in QLD, it…

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Queensland consulted on Vocational Education and Training

Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham attended face-to-face consultations in Queensland about the future of Vocational Education and Training.  “Our government is embarking upon an ambitious program of VET reform to lift the quality of both training providers and their courses, so as to further enhance the contribution VET makes to the…

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The Skills for the Job: Ensuring vocational education and training delivers for employees and employers

Speech to Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry  The Skills for the Job: Ensuring vocational education and training delivers for employees and employers Sydney 5 February 2015 I would like to begin by thanking ACCI for not only hosting me today, but for being a strong advocate for training that focuses on job outcomes, and employer-led…

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