Western Australia scoops the pool at national training awards

Western Australia scoops the pool at national training awards

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has congratulated Western Australia’s training sector in recording a remarkably successful showing at Australia’s leading industry awards overnight. Six of WA’s 11 nominees picked up accolades at the awards, with both individual and organisational winners from the State’s vocational education and training (VET) system being recognised for their success. […]

Work starts on qualifications framework review

Work starts on qualifications framework review

The changing needs of students and employers is being considered by a review of Australia’s qualifications framework. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is internationally recognised and sets out the high level descriptions for the qualification types students acquire from senior secondary school, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education. Minister for Education Dan Tehan […]

Merrimac State High students triumph at World Robotic Summit in Tokyo

Merrimac State High students triumph at World Robotic Summit in Tokyo

STEM champions from Merrimac State High School and their robot friend ‘Pepper’ travelled to Parliament House in Brisbane today to meet Education Minister Grace Grace and celebrate their recent success at the World Robotic Summit in Tokyo. Minister Grace first met with the talented Gold Coast students in August, before they travelled to Japan to […]

Queensland dozen vie for nation’s top training awards

Queensland dozen vie for nation’s top training awards

Twelve Queensland finalists are heading to Sydney to compete for the top awards at the 2018 Australian Training Awards on Thursday. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman congratulated the 12 finalists ahead of the awards night. “These awards will recognise and celebrate the best in our state in training and come from a […]

The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy

The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy

On 31 October 2018, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, announced a trial apprentice wage subsidy to support regional and rural businesses. From 1 January 2019, the Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy will support apprenticeships in skills need occupations in rural and regional areas and encourage participation […]

The government VET sector: financial information 2017

The government VET sector: financial information 2017

Operating revenues for Australia’s government vocational education and training (VET) system decreased by 8.3% in 2017 to $7496.9 million when compared with 2016, according to new data released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Financial information 2017 gives an account of how the government VET sector is financed, based on data […]

Everyone is on Social Media

Everyone is on Social Media

So how did your kids turn pro on Snapchat before you’d even heard of it? Why do you have that friend whose Facebook posts always get way more likes and comments than yours do? It may be ubiquitous – but social media is a skill. There is an art to a good post. At Craig […]