NVETR Act review extension

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today announced a short extension for the review into the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVETR Act). Minister Andrews said, due to a health issue, Professor Valerie Braithwaite is being granted an additional period of time to complete the review of the legislative…

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Training graduates make the most of new online records system

Australia’s Unique Student Identifier (USI) system is proving a success for thousands of students and registered training organisations. More than a quarter of a million USI transcripts having been viewed to date. A USI transcript is a clear, easy-to-understand summary of a person’s nationally recognised training. In May this year, a new service was introduced…

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Short courses, training product reform in the spotlight

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews is encouraging vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders to have their say on proposed reforms to ensure students receive high quality training that is responsive to the changing needs of industry. Public consultation opens tomorrow on two important aspects of the VET system – training products,…

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Review confirms success of VET Student Loans

The Turnbull Government’s VET Student Loans (VSL) program is well targeted and has addressed the flaws that existed under the former VET FEE-HELP scheme, a review into the methodology for determining the approved courses and loan caps has confirmed. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today responded to the findings of a…

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Constituency Statement: McPherson update

One of the ways the Turnbull government supports local communities and community based organisations is through the Stronger Communities Fund. Over the last few weeks I've had the pleasure of contacting a number of organisations in my electorate of McPherson to let them know that they have been successful in their application for funding under…

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Reforms stem VET FEE-HELP cost blowouts

New statistics released today highlight the success of the Turnbull Government’s measures to rein in cost blowouts in the final years of the disastrous VET FEE-HELP scheme.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research’s (NCVER) Australian vocational education and training statistics: Financial Information 2016…

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Fixing Labor’s mess in VET and apprenticeships

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said today that the Turnbull Government is significantly boosting funding to increase Australia’s skilled workforce and fix the mess left by Labor in vocational education and apprenticeships. Claims by Labor’s spokesman on Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships, Doug Cameron, of Coalition cuts are misleading and conveniently fail…

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New initiative to highlight the value of apprenticeships and vocational education

A new initiative launched today by the Turnbull Government will showcase and promote the diverse range of rewarding careers available through vocational education and training. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today launched real skills for real careers to champion the benefits of VET and Australian Apprenticeships. Speaking at the 2017 Australian…

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