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…

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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…

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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…

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Call for university maths and science students to act as STEM ambassadors

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, has encouraged university maths and science students to act as ambassadors for STEM subjects in their local communities. Minister Andrews made the comments while officially opening the Australians Maths and Science Institute winter school at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane that's attracted students from…

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Do you know someone worthy of an Order of Australia award?

Do you know someone worthy of an Order of Australia award? Any Australian can nominate a fellow citizen for recognition in the Order of Australia. The awards recognise a person’s contribution at international, national or community level and if you someone on the southern Gold Coast who’s been doing extraordinary work, now is the time…

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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…

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Veterans’ Health Week to promote physical activity in veterans

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, today said Government grants are available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups on the southern Gold Coast for Veterans’ Health Week 2017. Veterans Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activity’. Mrs Andrews…

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Trade workshops open at Nerang State High School

State-of-the-art engineering and construction workshops at Nerang State High School were officially opened today and will help put students on the path to a rewarding job and career. Federal Member for McPherson and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews officially opened the new facilities as part of the $2.2 million GC Resource…

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