Celebrating 20 years of support for Australian Apprenticeships

This month marks 20 years of Australian Government support for apprenticeships. From 1998, when New Apprenticeship Centres were first opened, to today over 2.5 million Australian Apprentices have completed their training. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said this milestone represented 20 years of apprentices following their dreams.  “The apprenticeship is a…

70 years of AMEP in Victoria and still going strong

Melbourne’s links with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) remain strong, as preparations get underway to mark its 70th birthday. AMEP is the nation’s largest English language program, supporting 60,000 migrants each year to gain the language skills they need to work and live in Australia. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews,…

VET a key to the future of Australian mining industry

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today called on the mining and minerals industry to bolster its support for Australia's VET sector. Speaking at the Minerals Industry Education Summit today Minister Anrdews said Australia's minerals sector is one of the country's largest users of vocational education and training services, and the ongoing…

FUNDING SECURED FOR OUR LOCAL SCHOOL CHAPPIES

Great news for our many local school communities enriched by the work of School Chaplains! As part of this week’s Federal Budget, our Government has delivered an extra $247 million to continue our strong support for the National School Chaplaincy Programme. This funding means school chaplains can continue to provide pastoral care and run programs…

2018 Australian Training Awards – Recognition of Excellence

For 25 years, the Australian Training Awards have paid tribute to excellence in Australia’s vocational education and training sector by showcasing people, businesses and organisations who have invested in real skills for real careers Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, today called for applications for the country’s preeminent award   program. “The…