Grants for volunteer organisations on the Southern Gold Coast

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, has called on community organisations on the Southern Gold Coast to apply for grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers. Mrs Andrews said the Turnbull Government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations. “The grants can be used towards the…

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Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Roundtable

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors gathered today at Parliament House for a roundtable event to share their experiences in the vocational education and training sector. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP said seventeen ambassadors met to discuss their VET experiences and explain how apprenticeships and traineeships had changed their lives, and to discuss…

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TEMAG Forum 2018 – 26 June 2018

As you all know, over the years, there have been many reviews looking at initial teacher education and many more recommendations on how to improve the quality of teachers entering our classrooms.   With the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) report, for the first time, we have made real progress in implementing a major report…

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Australia’s Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, has called on Australians to have their say on the future of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network. Minister Andrews today released a discussion paper on the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network, following a recent evaluation of the AASN model of delivery.  “The release today of the…

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Supporting Australian VET students and the workers of the future

The revitalisation of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector is underway and hundreds of thousands of young Australians are going to benefit, including those attending TAFE institutions around the country. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP said the Turnbull government has committed approximately $3 billion towards the VET sector in…

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AEN 2018 Skills Conference – 14 June 2018

It’s a pleasure to be with you today at the start of this year’s 2018 Apprentice Employment Network Skills Conference. Today we have a varied group of stakeholders here, from group training organisations, policy makers, to members of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network, business and industry.  Apprenticeship delivery has so many facets, and it takes…

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Group Training – a leading voice in the future of VET

The ongoing role of Group Training Organisations (GTOs) in revitalising the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) has been a focus at the 2018 Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT Skills Conference in Darling Harbour, NSW. Speaking at the Skills Conference, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP said GTOs work to recruit,…

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