Completion rates on the rise under VET Student Loans

New figures confirm a significantly higher percentage of students are successfully completing units of study under the Coalition Government’s VET Student Loans (VSL) program, than they were under Labor’s failed VET FEE HELP scheme. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the second VET Student Loans Six Monthly report, released today, showed…

New ASQA Commissioner and Deputy Chief Commissioner

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews has today announced the appointment of a new Commissioner to the independent vocational education and training (VET) regulator.  Ms Saxon Rice, a respected leader with experience in VET, government and management, has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).…

New apprentices to benefit from intensive support

Over 40,000 apprentices in industries undergoing structural change are set to benefit from intensive support in their first two years of training Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews announced the commencement of the program at Gold Coast tourism icon Sea World, alongside ambitious apprentices who is developing their skills and contributing to…