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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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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