VET Student Loans Provider Application round open

Quality training providers are invited to apply to become eligible to offer VET Student Loans under the Turnbull Government’s new sustainable, student-focused vocational education and training system. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews , said the second formal application round is an important integrity measure to ensure only high quality training providers…

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Welcome Home Andy Lamont

Watch the video of this speech on my Facebook page. In March this year, I spoke in this chamber about Andy Lamont, an intrepid adventurer from my electorate of McPherson, on the Gold Coast. Andy Lamont is a 54-year-old husband, father and grandfather from the southern Gold Coast. A pest controller by trade he also…

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Final report under failed VET FEE-HELP scheme released

Reforms implemented by the Coalition Government to stop the haemorrhaging in the VET FEE HELP scheme ahead of its eventual scrapping had a significant positive impact in addressing problems caused by Labor’s failed policy. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, said the 2016 VET FEE-HELP Statistical Report showed the measures the…

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Consultation commences on revised ASQA fees and charges

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will this week commence consultation with the vocational education and training (VET) sector on a proposed schedule of revised fees and charges to come into effect from 1 January 2018. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said the proposed fees and charges would provide an additional…

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New Commissioner joins the Australian Skills Quality Authority

Dr Irene Ioannakis, a highly regarded leader in education and training with over 30 years of experience, has been appointed a commissioner of the vocational education and training (VET) independent regulator.  Dr Ioannakis was today announced as a commissioner of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is integral to ensuring the reputation and integrity…

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Next generation motor mechanics get green light in Logan

State-of-the-art workshops providing valuable training opportunities for students in Logan were officially opened today. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews opened the new facilities as part of the $2.4 million Logan Logistical Trades Skills Centre.  “These fantastic new facilities give students at Woodridge State High School, as well as Browns Plains State…

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