Reforms stem VET FEE-HELP cost blowouts

New statistics released today highlight the success of the Turnbull Government’s measures to rein in cost blowouts in the final years of the disastrous VET FEE-HELP scheme.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research’s (NCVER) Australian vocational education and training statistics: Financial Information 2016…

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Fixing Labor’s mess in VET and apprenticeships

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said today that the Turnbull Government is significantly boosting funding to increase Australia’s skilled workforce and fix the mess left by Labor in vocational education and apprenticeships. Claims by Labor’s spokesman on Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships, Doug Cameron, of Coalition cuts are misleading and conveniently fail…

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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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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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Statement on Marriage Law Postal Survey results

My position since this process began is that I will vote in Parliament in accordance with the result of the postal survey in my electorate of McPherson. 78 per cent of eligible voters in McPherson took part in the survey with 65.5 per cent indicating their support for a change in marriage laws to allow…

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GOLD COASTERS INVITED TO “GIVE BACK” TO LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED

Gold Coast residents are being invited to support local families and contribute to new Gold Coast Charity “Baby Give Back” through a special Christmas Collection being conducted by Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews. “I am delighted to launch a Christmas Collection for “Baby Give Back” – a local charity that provides goods to families…

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