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Aug 25,2017

National Skills Week (28 August – 3 September) marks a time to celebrate the important contributions vocational education and training (VET) makes to the lives of many Australians ...

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Jun 09,2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) is now available for use. Funded by the Department of Education and Training, FSAT is an interactive online tool designed to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels (English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills). ...

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May 26,2017

The Department of Education and Training is aware that Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (Careers Australia) has entered into voluntary administration. ...

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Apr 05,2017

The Australian Training Awards has provided national recognition to individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their outstanding contribution to Australia’s VET system since 1994. ...

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Jan 03,2017

The VET Student Loans program is now in place, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme. Students can only access VET Student Loans for approved courses. ...

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Oct 05,2016

The Australian Government has announced that VET Student Loans will be introduced on 1 January 2017, replacing the current VET FEE-HELP scheme. More information about the new VET Student Loans program is available. ...

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Jul 13,2016

Recognising and showcasing excellence in the vocational education and training sector. ...

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Mar 11,2016

On 8 March 2016, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, announced the launch of the Preparing Secondary Students for Work website ...

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Mar 04,2016

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. For over 20 years, the Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, training practitioners, businesses, secondary schools and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. ...

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Jan 20,2016

Some additional rules to ensure training consumers are protected from signing up to courses and getting debts that they don’t want or need, came into effect on 1 January 2016. ...

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Nov 24,2015

Australia’s best apprentices, trainees, VET teacher/trainers, vocational students, businesses, industry partnerships, secondary schools and registered training organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to skilling Australia will gather in Hobart on Thursday 19 November at 7:00pm for the 2015 Australian Training Awards. ...

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Nov 11,2015

Businesses across Australia are being urged to tap into a newly expanded youth-focused pilot designed to help employers get their new, young staff job fit and work ready. ...

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Aug 05,2015

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors know first-hand the value in investing in an apprenticeship or traineeship. Their inspirational stories prove that Australian Apprenticeships can provide skills for a secure future, and a rewarding career. ...

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Feb 25,2015

Legislation was introduced into the Australian Parliament on February 25 to further crack down on unscrupulous Vocational Education and Training (VET) ...

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Other News

Jul 07,2015

My Skills continues to improve and evolve into a sophisticated and useful tool for employers, students, and training organisations ...

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Mar 31,2015

Apprentices and trainees keen to improve their money management skills now have access to an online training resource developed by the Australian ...

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Mar 12,2015

Important reforms will be made to the Australian Government’s VET FEE HELP scheme to prevent unscrupulous marketers targeting vulnerable Australians ...

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