AEN 2018 Skills Conference – 14 June 2018

It’s a pleasure to be with you today at the start of this year’s 2018 Apprentice Employment Network Skills Conference. Today we have a varied group of stakeholders here, from group training organisations, policy makers, to members of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network, business and industry.  Apprenticeship delivery has so many facets, and it takes…

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2018 VET CEO Conference – 18 May 2018

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to address your conference today. It is great to see the focus of today’s CEO conference is ‘what goes into owning and managing a successful RTO’.  As we, all know in any business, success does not just happen. Many different factors need to be considered by Registered…

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Matter of Public Importance: TAFE – 10 May 2018

If Labor is ever returned to government in this country, God help vocational education. They have the most appalling record in vocational education. I am very happy to stand here today and take you through, in detail, what they have done to bring this sector to its knees. Labor's record in vocational education, when in…

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Launch of ‘Apprenticeships for all Victorians’ Apprenticeships Matter – 22 March 2018

Thank you George and the team at Apprenticeships Matter for your commitment to assisting in the upskilling of the Australian Workforce. The ‘Apprenticeships for all Victorians’ initiative to create an additional 50,000 Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships by 2020, provides an excellent platform for raising awareness of Vocational Education and Training pathways and for increasing apprenticeship…

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Constituency Statement: GC101

Thank you Deputy Speaker, I’d like to inform the House about a successful initiative in my home city of the Gold Coast directly related to my portfolio of Vocational Education and Skills that’s providing new opportunities for young people and helping to build a skilled workforce to support the future growth of our local industries.…

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Address to 20th Conference of Education Ministers

Thank-you for that introduction. Thank you to Madam Chair, the Fijian Government, Secretary-General and Commonwealth Secretariat participants for your respective notes in this excellent conference. I am delighted to be here today to speak about Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and skills. As many, if not all, here today would agree, technical and vocational skills…

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