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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Group Training – a leading voice in the future of VET

The ongoing role of Group Training Organisations (GTOs) in revitalising the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) has been a focus at the 2018 Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT Skills Conference in Darling Harbour, NSW. Speaking at the Skills Conference, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP said GTOs work to recruit,…

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New focus on apprenticeships and traineeships as opportunities grow

New South Wales is poised to drive growth in apprenticeship and traineeship numbers, with areas of high demand like the construction industry, food services, and allied health likely to benefit most. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews MP today visited Chambers Apprenticeship Support Australia to help mark 20 years of Australian Government support…

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Supporting apprentices and Skilling Australians Fund in NSW

Australia’s embarking on a massive recruitment push for new apprentices, as New South Wales signs on to the Turnbull Government’s Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) National Partnership Agreement. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews said the signing of a National Partnership Agreement with the New South Wales Government is a positive step for…

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South Australia commits to apprentices and Skilling Australians Fund

Australia is now a step closer to meeting its skills needs with South Australia signing on to the Turnbull Government’s Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) National Partnership Agreement. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews said the signing of the National Partnership Agreement with the South Australian Government signals the start of a joint…

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Industry leaders reappointed to Australian Industry and Skills Committee

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, today announced the reappointment of business leader, John Pollaers, as Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).  Tara Diamond has also been reappointed as the Commonwealth representative to AISC. “With their strong leadership and wealth of industry experience, Professor Pollaers, Ms Diamond and…

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New figures show increased uptake in Apprenticeships

A growing number of people are commencing vocational education and training according to new data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), with 35,945 trade and non-trade commencements in the December 2017 quarter. The release of Apprentices and trainees 2017: December quarter shows that at the end of last year, there were…

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