Submissions open for review of vocational education regulation

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews has invited the public to make submissions to a review of vocational education regulation. The review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, led by Professor Valerie Braithwaite, was announced in June and will examine whether the Act supports a responsive, effective and…

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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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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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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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Opening of the Inaugural 2017 VET in Schools Forum

This is a terrific occasion — an inaugural gathering of people dedicated to advancing vocational education and training in schools. I note that we have teachers, trainers, industry representatives, work placement providers, training package developers and members of education authorities here in the room. You are doing the creative thinking, the advocating, the innovating and…

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Opening of the 2017 AMSI Winter School

I am honoured to be invited here today to open AMSI’s 2017 Winter School on the Computational Foundations of Data Science.  It’s also a pleasure to be back here at the Queensland University of Technology from where I graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 1983. I especially welcome all the students and early career researchers…

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