START-UPS ON THE SOUTHERN GOLD COAST GET A BOOST FROM GOVERNMENT

Regional incubators on the Southern Gold Coast will be given additional assistance to apply for the Incubator Support initiative to improve their commercial prospects.  A new regional specialist will be appointed to assist local incubators through the application process.  The Regional Innovation Facilitator will provide advice, help people develop professional networks in Australia and overseas,…

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Celebrating 20 years of support for Australian Apprenticeships

This month marks 20 years of Australian Government support for apprenticeships. From 1998, when New Apprenticeship Centres were first opened, to today over 2.5 million Australian Apprentices have completed their training. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said this milestone represented 20 years of apprentices following their dreams.  “The apprenticeship is a…

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Time running out to find Australia’s best VET students and trainers

Training organisations, businesses, schools and individuals with a great story to tell about Vocational Education and Training (VET) are urged to apply for the nation’s preeminent training awards. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said time was running out for direct entries into the Australian Training Awards, which close on May 31.…

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Legal resources for volunteer organisations on the Southern Gold Coast

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said free legal resources would be made available to community organisations on the Southern Gold Coast to better support volunteers. Mrs Andrews said the Turnbull Government was investing $250,000 to fund the delivery of online legal resources to help not-for-profit organisations and volunteers. Justice Connect will provide legal support…

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2018 VET CEO Conference – 18 May 2018

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to address your conference today. It is great to see the focus of today’s CEO conference is ‘what goes into owning and managing a successful RTO’.  As we, all know in any business, success does not just happen. Many different factors need to be considered by Registered…

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VET a key to the future of Australian mining industry

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today called on the mining and minerals industry to bolster its support for Australia's VET sector. Speaking at the Minerals Industry Education Summit today Minister Anrdews said Australia's minerals sector is one of the country's largest users of vocational education and training services, and the ongoing…

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70 years of AMEP in Victoria and still going strong

Melbourne’s links with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) remain strong, as preparations get underway to mark its 70th birthday. AMEP is the nation’s largest English language program, supporting 60,000 migrants each year to gain the language skills they need to work and live in Australia. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews,…

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