Banaam Our Connections, Our Futures symposium

**Check against delivery** Introduction Thank you for the invitation to attend your symposium this morning.  It’s an honour to be here to talk about the value and importance of vocational education and training, and how it can lead to meaningful and sustainable employment. I’m thrilled to be part of a regional event that is showing real innovation and…

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TEMAG Forum 2018 – 26 June 2018

As you all know, over the years, there have been many reviews looking at initial teacher education and many more recommendations on how to improve the quality of teachers entering our classrooms.   With the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) report, for the first time, we have made real progress in implementing a major report…

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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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