Celebrations as one-millionth apprentice signs-up

Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology apprentice Mr Kyal Gunn is the one-millionth apprentice to be signed up with Apprenticeship Network Provider MEGT.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews was in Docklands, Melbourne today to mark the significant milestone for Kyal and MEGT.   “MEGT is the largest contracted provider of support services to employers…

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A vision for VET – building on the past, securing our future

Today Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews outlined a vision for a strong, flexible and high quality vocational education and training (VET) system—one that delivers real skills for real careers.  A vision that builds on the Australian Government’s work to restore VET’s reputation for excellence and quality, and boost apprenticeship and traineeship…

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Expert panel to review Australia’s education qualifications framework

The Turnbull Government has announced the members of an expert panel to review Australia’s Qualifications Framework (AQF) to ensure it continues to meet the needs of students, education providers and employers.  Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said as part of the review the expert panel would examine other qualification frameworks across the world…

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Grants for volunteer organisations on the Southern Gold Coast

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, has called on community organisations on the Southern Gold Coast to apply for grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers. Mrs Andrews said the Turnbull Government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations. “The grants can be used towards the…

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Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Roundtable

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors gathered today at Parliament House for a roundtable event to share their experiences in the vocational education and training sector. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP said seventeen ambassadors met to discuss their VET experiences and explain how apprenticeships and traineeships had changed their lives, and to discuss…

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Australia’s Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, has called on Australians to have their say on the future of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network. Minister Andrews today released a discussion paper on the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network, following a recent evaluation of the AASN model of delivery.  “The release today of the…

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Supporting Australian VET students and the workers of the future

The revitalisation of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector is underway and hundreds of thousands of young Australians are going to benefit, including those attending TAFE institutions around the country. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP said the Turnbull government has committed approximately $3 billion towards the VET sector in…

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