Supporting unpaid carers on the southern Gold Coast

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said unpaid carers on the southern Gold Coast would benefit from $85.6 million in additional funding for support services. Mrs Andrews said the new support services were in recognition of the important contribution unpaid carers were providing to their families, the southern Gold Coast community, and the nation. “The Turnbull…

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Protecting apprentices from dodgy trainers and employers

The Turnbull Government has a well-established track record of protecting the rights of apprentices, trainees and students engaged in vocational education and training. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said claims by Labor Senator Doug Cameron about apprentices not being protected were beyond ridiculous given the reputational damage Labor inflicted on VET.…

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Further signs of success of online training records system

More than 300,000 training records have now been viewed online and almost 60,000 downloaded, in a significant indication of the success of the Coalition Government’s Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said since May 2017 Australian graduates have been able to use their USI to access an…

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Constituency Statement: GC101

Thank you Deputy Speaker, I’d like to inform the House about a successful initiative in my home city of the Gold Coast directly related to my portfolio of Vocational Education and Skills that’s providing new opportunities for young people and helping to build a skilled workforce to support the future growth of our local industries.…

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Address to 20th Conference of Education Ministers

Thank-you for that introduction. Thank you to Madam Chair, the Fijian Government, Secretary-General and Commonwealth Secretariat participants for your respective notes in this excellent conference. I am delighted to be here today to speak about Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and skills. As many, if not all, here today would agree, technical and vocational skills…

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2018 CCEM Presentation

Thank-you for that introduction. Thank you to Madam Chair, the Fijian Government, Secretary-General and Commonwealth Secretariat participants for your respective notes in this excellent conference. I am delighted to be here today to speak about Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and skills.   As many, if not all, here today would agree, technical and vocational skills…

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