Strengthening skills and training ties with Indonesia

The strengths of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and opportunities for Australia to support Indonesia to meet its skills needs have been the focus of Ministerial talks in Indonesia this week. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today completed a successful visit to Jakarta after leading the Vocational Education…

Metals to the grind for Tweed River High students

Tweed River High School students are benefitting from a new automotive and engineering centre thanks to a $1 million investment from the Federal Government. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today visited the facility which is creating pathways for local automotive and engineering students into valued careers. “The Turnbull Government is committed…

Labor’s dismal record on apprenticeships

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Training, the Hon Karen Andrews, says Australians should not be fooled by Bill Shorten’s speech to the National Press Club today. “Labor is no friend of apprentices and they have the dismal record to show it,” Minister Andrews said. “With Bill Shorten playing a lead role, Labor ripped $1.2…

A compromise needed for Australia Day date

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has proposed a compromise solution to the discussion over what date we should celebrate Australia Day. “I propose we make the last Friday in January our national day in a move that could benefit all sides in the debate,” Mrs Andrews…