Reforms stem VET FEE-HELP cost blowouts

New statistics released today highlight the success of the Turnbull Government’s measures to rein in cost blowouts in the final years of the disastrous VET FEE-HELP scheme.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research’s (NCVER) Australian vocational education and training statistics: Financial Information 2016…

Fixing Labor’s mess in VET and apprenticeships

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said today that the Turnbull Government is significantly boosting funding to increase Australia’s skilled workforce and fix the mess left by Labor in vocational education and apprenticeships. Claims by Labor’s spokesman on Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships, Doug Cameron, of Coalition cuts are misleading and conveniently fail…

New initiative to highlight the value of apprenticeships and vocational education

A new initiative launched today by the Turnbull Government will showcase and promote the diverse range of rewarding careers available through vocational education and training. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today launched real skills for real careers to champion the benefits of VET and Australian Apprenticeships. Speaking at the 2017 Australian…

A showcase of Australia’s best in VET

The best and brightest of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector will be recognised for their outstanding achievements at the 24th annual Australian Training Awards. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews will join 78 finalists at the VET sector’s “night of nights” in Canberra on Thursday 23 November.   “These awards highlight…

VET student satisfaction survey a vote of confidence

A new survey of more than 150,000 students has revealed increasing and overwhelming satisfaction with Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the annual National Student Outcomes Survey from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) showed students recognised the benefits of their VET…

100th Anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, attended a moving ceremony at Mudgeeraba today to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the famous charge of the Australian Light Horse. Mrs Andrews unveiled a plaque at the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum and spoke about the significance of this important battle in Australian history.…