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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Western Australian businesses urged to apply for new Industry Skills Fund

Businesses in Western Australia can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government’s new $476 million Industry Skills Fund.  “I urge growing Western Australian businesses to access support to upskill or retrain their employees to boost their business productivity and competitiveness,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Assistant Minister for…

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NORTHERN TERRITORY CONSULTED ON VOCATIONAL

The third of eight face-to-face consultations about the future of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is being held in Darwin today. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, will be joined by Natasha Griggs, Member for Solomon for today’s round of consultations. “Our government is embarking upon an ambitious program of VET reform…

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Crack down on rogue training brokers

New standards to combat rogue training brokers and protect prospective students from unscrupulous marketing practices, come into force from today.  Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham said the Australian Government is taking decisive and coordinated action to stop the exploitation of students.  “Stories abound of people being stopped on the…

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Victoria consulted on Vocational Education & Training

The Victorian training sector will be the first in the nation to have their say about the future of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in face-to-face consultations led by the new Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, in Melbourne today. “Our government is embarking upon an ambitious program of VET reform to lift the quality of…

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