Grants available for Supporting Younger Veterans

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, is encouraging community and ex-service organisations on the southern Gold Coast to apply for grants for projects that deliver services to support younger veterans.     Mrs Andrews said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they…

WorldSkills competition showcases skilled Australians

Australia’s leading apprentices have taken on competitors from more than 15 countries to earn a place to represent their country on the international stage. The WorldSkills Australia 2017 Global Skills Challenge, held in Newcastle this week, saw more than 300 competitors, experts and interpreters from different nations take part in a simulated international competition, across…

Strengthening trainer and assessor skills

Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector is set to benefit from strengthened training requirements for trainers and assessors. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today announced new requirements to boost the credentials of those providing training and assessments in the VET sector. “We all have a stake in building the capacity…

Full VET Student Loans program gets underway

  THEHON KAREN ANDREWS MP Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Federal Member for McPherson MEDIA RELEASE 1 July 2017 Full VET Student Loans program gets underway  Today marks the end of the six month transition period to an affordable, sustainable and student-focused vocational education and training (VET) student loans program.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews…

Unduly Short Courses Risk to Training Sector

The long-term quality of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector is at risk unless the issue of unduly short training is definitively addressed, a new report has found.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today welcomed the release of the findings of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA) national strategic review…

Supporting Younger Veterans Grants announced

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, announced today that younger veterans would benefit from an innovative local project on the southern Gold Coast that has received Federal Government funding.  Mrs Andrews said Currumbin RSL will receive $24,013.00 for a project to employ a coordinator to create and deliver a program which provides opportunities for younger…

Inaugural VET in schools forum, promoting new opportunities for students

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today officially opened the inaugural VET in Schools Forum hosted by Trinity Grammar School in Sydney. The forum brings together educators, training providers and work placement organisations to discuss the promotion of pathways and career opportunities vocational education offers school students. “This is a terrific initiative…