Training graduates make the most of new online records system

Australia’s Unique Student Identifier (USI) system is proving a success for thousands of students and registered training organisations. More than a quarter of a million USI transcripts having been viewed to date. A USI transcript is a clear, easy-to-understand summary of a person’s nationally recognised training. In May this year, a new service was introduced…

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Short courses, training product reform in the spotlight

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews is encouraging vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders to have their say on proposed reforms to ensure students receive high quality training that is responsive to the changing needs of industry. Public consultation opens tomorrow on two important aspects of the VET system – training products,…

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Review confirms success of VET Student Loans

The Turnbull Government’s VET Student Loans (VSL) program is well targeted and has addressed the flaws that existed under the former VET FEE-HELP scheme, a review into the methodology for determining the approved courses and loan caps has confirmed. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today responded to the findings of a…

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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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