Australia’s best VET graduates and providers unveiled

The best and brightest within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector have received national recognition for their hard work and dedication as part of the 24th annual Australian Training Awards in Canberra.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews says the 18 winners spanned the length and breadth of the VET sector. …

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AUSTRALIAN TRAINING AWARDS 2017

I’m delighted to host this national celebration of the exceptional achievements of those in our vocational education and training system. Now in its 24th year, the Australian Training Awards recognise excellence, accomplishment and success in VET.  Of course, as you all know, success doesn’t just happen on its own.  As I recently heard one vocational…

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A showcase of Australia’s best in VET

The best and brightest of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector will be recognised for their outstanding achievements at the 24th annual Australian Training Awards. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews will join 78 finalists at the VET sector’s “night of nights” in Canberra on Thursday 23 November.   “These awards highlight…

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VET student satisfaction survey a vote of confidence

A new survey of more than 150,000 students has revealed increasing and overwhelming satisfaction with Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the annual National Student Outcomes Survey from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) showed students recognised the benefits of their VET…

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100th Anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, attended a moving ceremony at Mudgeeraba today to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the famous charge of the Australian Light Horse. Mrs Andrews unveiled a plaque at the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum and spoke about the significance of this important battle in Australian history.…

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Reports on student views of VET shows need for Government’s career education strategy

Two research papers, released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), offer a valuable insight into students’ post-school aspirations for vocational education and training (VET). The papers investigate the drivers influencing students’ thinking and behaviour, and awareness of career pathways. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said the reports,…

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Local small businesses among 300,000 to benefit from instant asset write-off

CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Coalition Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, including around 2,500 on the southern Gold Coast,” Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews said.  “The instant asset write-off is directly helping small businesses in increase their bottom lines and improving cash flow…

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