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Nominations closing soon for the 2021 Australian Training Awards

Jun 11, 2021

Nominations closing soon for the 2021 Australian Training Awards


The 2021 Annual Student Outcomes Survey goes live today!

Jun 07, 2021

The National Student Outcomes Survey has now opened for students who completed a VET qualification, program or subject during 2020


National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program - Round Two

May 10, 2021

National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN


New VET Student Experience Survey

Apr 06, 2021

The VET Student Experience Survey is a new online survey asking current students about their training experience. The survey will run in waves throughout the year, with results being provided back to participating Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), and to ASQA, to support continuous improvements to training


Survey of Employers’ Use and Views of the VET system

Feb 22, 2021

The 2021 Survey of Employers’ Use and Views of the VET system is now open.


Australian Training Awards winners announced!

Nov 30, 2020

On 20 November 2020, 17 winners were announced at the Australian Training Awards. The Australian Training Awards recognise apprentices, trainees, vocational education and training (VET) students, teachers, employers and training providers demonstrating excellence in VET.


2020 Australian Training Awards finalists announced

Nov 18, 2020

On Friday 20 November 2020 the Australian Training Awards will showcase Australia’s national training system and celebrate the exceptional talent in vocational education and training (VET).


AATIS Launches Digital Information Sessions

Oct 29, 2020

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) have launched their nationwide digital information sessions which are going to be held as interactive workshops.


Helping you take the next step in Your Career

Oct 08, 2020

The Your Career website, launched by the Australian Government, is designed to help you take the next step in your career.


Adult Learner’s Week 2020

Aug 31, 2020

Adult Learner’s Week has more than 170 live and virtual adult learning events around Australia...


National Careers Institute launches podcast channel

Aug 27, 2020

National Careers Institute launches podcast channel - This National Skills Week, the National Careers Institute has launched its own podcast channel! 


National Skills Week runs from August 24th – 30th

Aug 21, 2020

National Skills Week runs from August 24th – 30th


Partnership Grants program has closed

Jul 20, 2020

Applications for the first round of the National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program closed on the 30 June 2020.


Nearly 1 million students to be contacted about their training

Jun 22, 2020

The National Student Outcomes Survey is Australia’s largest survey of vocational education and training (VET) students that collects information about their satisfaction with training and post-training outcomes.


COVID-19 – Advice from ASQA for providers and students

Jun 09, 2020

ASQA has recently developed a COVID-19 Monitoring Strategy that is designed to address the risks arising from providers changing their delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


National Careers Week 2020 reminds us of the importance of continually developing your career

May 18, 2020

National Careers Week is highlighting how important it is to keep reskilling and upskilling to develop your career. As our world changes, in the context of challenges like COVID-19, this has never been more important.


A love of sourdough leads Morgan to her dream job in Belgium

Apr 16, 2020

Australian VET Alumni and Apprenticeship Ambassador Morgan Clementson tried a number of different career pathways before she realised she could make her passion for baking a career.


Online vocational education and training options available

Apr 15, 2020

Online vocational education and training options available - COVID-19 has changed the way we work, train and study and now is the time to consider future online study options and career opportunities available through VET.


Apply now for the 2020 Australian Training Awards

Apr 14, 2020

Apply now - The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards that showcase best practice in vocational education and training (VET). The Awards promote continuous improvement and innovation in the design and delivery of VET with the majority of the awards being the culmination of each state and territory training awards.


Soleil is motivated to create a better quality of life for future generations

Apr 09, 2020

Soleil is motivated to create a better quality of life for future generations. Soleil is a health worker and studied to be an Enrolled Nurse at the University of Notre Dame.


Do you know someone who has dedicated a lifetime to VET?

Apr 07, 2020

Do you know someone who has dedicated a lifetime to VET? Applications for Lifetime Achievement and National Achievement Awards are now open.


School-based apprenticeship opens up an exciting new opportunity for Caitlin.

Apr 03, 2020

“I didn't think hospitality would be a career path I would choose, but since doing the course, I've realised how amazing the industry is.”


National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program

Mar 30, 2020

Applications are now open for the first round of the National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program.


National Careers Ambassador set to promote the value of VET careers through inaugural Australian tour

Mar 10, 2020

National Careers Ambassador, Mr Scott Cam has today kicked off a national tour to promote the value of vocational education and training.


Information for students about the novel coronavirus

Jan 30, 2020

The Australian Government Department of Health has provided updated information on the novel coronavirus for the education and training sector.


Have your say! Help improve the delivery of careers information in Australia

Dec 13, 2019

The Institute has commenced co-designing the digital platform by undertaking targeted research with career advisors, influencers, employers and career seekers – and welcomes your feedback.


The best in Vocational Education and Training recognised at Australian Training Awards

Dec 11, 2019

Australia’s world-class vocational education and training (VET) sector was celebrated at the 2019 Australian Training Awards in Brisbane on 21 November.


2019 Australian Training Awards Winners Announced!

Nov 22, 2019

Nearly 800 people gathered in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to celebrate the 2019 Australian Training Awards finalists and winners.


National Careers Institute e-Hub and National Careers Ambassador, Scott Cam

Oct 14, 2019

Business owner, former apprentice and television presenter Scott Cam has been named the National Careers Ambassador


One Week Left to Apply for the Australian Training Awards

May 24, 2019

The 2019 awards will be held on 21 November in Brisbane and will acknowledge and reward the outstanding achievements of VET graduates, VET practitioners, businesses, secondary schools, and registered training organisations for their contribution skilling Australia.


Applications Open for Scholarships to Support Rural and Regional Students to Study Courses in Any Discipline Australia Wide

May 24, 2019

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program supports students with the costs of studying at university or at a vocational education and training institution.


Australian Training Awards

May 02, 2019

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training sector. The awards recognise and reward individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.


2019-2020 Budget announcement - Skills package

Apr 03, 2019

2019-2020 Budget announcement - Skills package


Extension of Implementation Date for New Trainer and Assessor Credential Requirements to 1 July 2019

Mar 29, 2019

Updated credential requirements for trainers and assessors set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 were due to take effect on 1 April 2019, bringing the requirements in line with 2016 changes to the Training and Education Training Package. In response to this feedback, Skills Ministers agreed to delay the introduction of these requirements to 1 July 2019, so that trainers and assessors can continue to train while undertaking gap training for a further three months.


New VET FEE-HELP Student Redress Measures

Feb 25, 2019

From 1 January 2019 the VET Student Loan Ombudsman in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman will be the primary contact point for any person who believes that they have a VET FEE-HELP debt which they should not have.


Planned Procurement Notice: Expression of Interest - Australian Training Awards Evaluation Services

Feb 11, 2019

The Department of Education and Training will release Request for Quotations for the procurement of evaluation services for eleven categories of the Australian Training Awards in June 2019.


Nominations for the Australian Information Industry Association’s iAwards Open

Feb 11, 2019

The Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) iAwards program has unearthed outstanding Australian innovation for over 25 years.


Apply now for the 2019 Australian Training Awards!

Feb 04, 2019

Now in its 25th year, the Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.


Making enrolment simpler - Changes to National VET Data Policy – Schedule 1 Privacy Notice

Dec 21, 2018

From 1 January 2019 the Privacy Notice and Student Declaration at Schedule 1 of the National VET Data Policy is changing.


Future Skills Survey Released

Nov 30, 2018

The survey aims to understand workforce issues and skills needs across industries.


Vocational Education & Training Review

Nov 30, 2018

he Australian Government has commissioned an independent review of the vocational education and training (VET) sector


Skills for Australia signs historic MOU with Conocer, Mexico

Nov 26, 2018

Skills for Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work with Conocer to map skills and training carried out in Mexico


Community Education Student of the Year Award Winners

Nov 20, 2018

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has announced the winners of its 2018 “Community Education Student of the Year” Awards.


Winners of the 2018 Australian Training Awards Announced

Nov 19, 2018

On 15 November 2018, more than 750 people gathered in Sydney at the International Convention Centre to celebrate the the sector’s finest graduates, trainers and employers at the Australian Training Awards.


Applications open for scholarships to support rural and regional students to study STEM

Oct 31, 2018

The second round of the Australian Government’s Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship (RRES) program is now open for applications.


Australian Jobs is under review

Oct 29, 2018

Australian Jobs is currently under review to ensure it continues to match the needs and expectations of its readers.


Procurement of assessment services from Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Oct 17, 2018

The Department of Education and Training anticipates it will release an RFT for the procurement of assessment services from Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in quarter 2 of the 2018/19 financial year.


Nominations open for 2019 Prime Minister’s Veterans Employment Awards

Oct 03, 2018

If your business, or one that you know, is benefiting from the skills of our highly-trained and capable veterans, submit a nomination before 29 November 2019!


Real Skills for Real Careers up in lights as Australia celebrates National Skills Week

Sep 03, 2018

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash launched 2018 National Skills Week at William Blue College of Hospitality and Management in Sydney last week...


Celebrating real skills for real careers with 2018 National Skills Week

Aug 27, 2018

​Celebrating real skills for real careers with 2018 National Skills Week​


FUTURE SKILLING AUSTRALIA’s WORKFORCE

Jul 25, 2018

A series of Industry Skills Forums around the country will be hosted by prominent journalist and author Kerry O'Brien. The Forums will feature panel discussions about future skilling in an age of digital transformation and new thinking about jobs and careers.


Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Privacy Webinar by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – Registrations Open

Jul 25, 2018

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will be hosting a webinar for RTOs on 7 August 2018 at 12pm AEST.


NRL VET Ambassadors travel to Groote Eylandt

Jul 17, 2018

Recently, various NRL VET Ambassadors visited Groote Eylandt as part of the new Bush Fit Mob program.


Launch of redesigned [email protected]

Jul 17, 2018

The new-look [email protected] Newsletter has been redesigned with a fresh style


Help Improve Training.gov.au

Jul 05, 2018

The Department of Education & Training is actively seeking feedback on possibilities for improvements to Training.gov.au.


The Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) is now closed

Jun 29, 2018

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department) advises that the Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) has closed from 1 July 2018.


Media Release: Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Roundtable

Jun 25, 2018

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors gathered today at Parliament House for a roundtable event to share their experiences in the vocational education and training sector.


Young skills talent shines in national competition

Jun 25, 2018

​What do cloud computing, jewellery and restaurant service all have in common? They were all competition categories at this year’s WorldSkills Australia National Championships!


Media Release: National Industry Insights Report forecasts skills priorities

Jun 04, 2018

The National Industry Insights Report combines industry intelligence from the AISC’s network of 64 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) with broader labour market and training data.


Media Release: Celebrating 20 years of support for Australian Apprenticeships

May 30, 2018

From 1998, when New Apprenticeship Centres were first opened, to today over 2.5 million Australian Apprentices have completed their training.


Calling for RTOs to promote the National Student Outcomes Survey to students

May 29, 2018

The National Student Outcomes Survey, Australia’s largest survey of vocational education and training (VET) students, has expanded again, and this year NCVER will contact over 800 000 people who completed training in 2017 to participate in the survey.


Applications closing soon! 2018 Australian Training Awards

May 21, 2018

Don’t miss out! The 2018 Australian Training Awards direct entry category applications close on 31 May 2018.


Closure of the Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT)

May 14, 2018

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department) advises that the Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) will close down from 1 July 2018.


Media Release: Contribute to skilling Australia’s naval shipbuilding workforce

Apr 26, 2018

Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), John Pollaers, is urging employers, employee representatives and industry experts to have their say on the membership of a new Naval Shipbuilding Industry Reference Committee (IRC).


Media Release: Forum gives apprenticeships stakeholders the chance to share knowledge and ideas

Apr 23, 2018

The real skills for real careers Australian Apprenticeships forum is a chance for industry leaders, training organisations, employers and apprentices to come together to exchange ideas and work on the challenges facing the sector.


National Student Outcomes Survey – Calling for RTOs to promote survey to students

Apr 20, 2018

This annual survey provides information on employment outcomes, training satisfaction, and the benefits and relevance of training.


New Industry Skills Forecasts released for consultation

Apr 20, 2018

SkillsIQ is in the process of developing draft 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts.


Projects to Improve Seafood and Aquaculture Industry Qualifications

Apr 17, 2018

Two projects are underway to review qualifications, skill sets and units of competency for the seafood and aquaculture industry. Skills Impact is seeking industry feedback on the current and existing qualifications, skill sets and units that will be reviewed as part of each project.


A taste of Australian skills on the international stage

Apr 11, 2018

During April this year, the Australian tourism, food and beverage and vocational education and training (VET) sectors were the highlight of Vietnam with the third annual 2018 Taste of Australia summit.


VET FEE-HELP/VET Student Loans provider Mask Academy has closed

Apr 05, 2018

On 5 April 2018 the Department of Education and Training was advised by Mask Academy of their decision to close.


Joint Media Release: Naval shipbuilding college to meet naval shipbuilding needs

Apr 03, 2018

The Naval Shipbuilding College will collaborate with key education and industry providers to ensure Australia can increase the size and skill level of the naval shipbuilding and sustainment workforce we need


Joint Media Release: Australia’s brightest young historians recognised

Mar 26, 2018

From the first battle of Bullecourt, to self-sacrifice and the conscription referendum, some of Australia’s brightest young historians have been exploring the history of World War 1 as part of one of the country’s most prestigious history competitions.


Media Release: AFL stars champion benefits of VET

Mar 22, 2018

“Footy fans from all over Australia will be inspired by their AFL hero’s personal success stories which exemplify the diverse range of opportunities available through VET,” Minister Andrews said.


Media Release: Aged Care IRC to shape education and training for a stronger workforce

Mar 14, 2018

“Bringing about real change requires a whole of community and industry effort,” Prof Pollaers said.


2018 Fulbright Professional Scholar in Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Mar 13, 2018

Dr Anitza Geneve has been awarded the 2018 Fulbright Professional Scholar in Vocational Education & Training (VET).


Nominations for the 2018 NT Training Awards now open

Mar 09, 2018

The NT Training Awards are a prestigious celebration of excellence in VET, recognising the achievements of Territory individuals, businesses and training providers across the VET sector.


Keen to find out when your industry’s training package will be reviewed?

Mar 07, 2018

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) recently launched an interactive, user-friendly search tool to help people find out when training package work is scheduled for their industry.


Australian Apprentice of the Year on the path to success

Mar 05, 2018

Gemma Hartwig’s earliest recollections are of tinkering away on machinery at the family farm in Dalby. Ms Hartwig secured an apprenticeship with a local company and was able to finish school and fast track her career.


Media Release: Australian Industry and Skills Committee

Mar 01, 2018

Industry 4.0 Industry Reference Committee to give students the skills of the future.


Nominations for the 2018 SA Training Awards now open

Feb 22, 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 SA Training Awards, which are the State’s peak awards for Vocational Education and Training.


Media Release: Education and skills key to meeting 21st century challenges

Feb 21, 2018

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, is attending the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Fiji, which will examine the role of education in promoting resilient communities and economies.


Better Alignment of Student Payments

Feb 16, 2018

In May 2017, the Australian Government announced the Better Alignment of Student Payments measure.


Consultation on unduly short courses and training product reform: Consultation Workshops

Feb 06, 2018

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has released discussion papers on unduly short courses and training product reform...


Media Release: New apprentices to benefit from intensive support

Jan 31, 2018

Over 40,000 apprentices in industries undergoing structural change are set to benefit from intensive support in their first two years of training.


New Projects for the Seafood and Aquaculture Industry

Jan 19, 2018

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has approved three new projects for the seafood, aquaculture and wild catch industry.


2018 IRC Skills Forecasts Underway

Jan 19, 2018

The IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work identify skills gaps and emerging skills needs within industry and determine whether there is a need to change training packages (i.e. units of competency and qualifications).


Greyhounds & Equine Safety in Training Projects Finalised

Jan 17, 2018

The qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that were reviewed and developed as part of the Greyhounds Project and Equine Safety in Training Project are now published on training.gov.au.


Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia

Dec 21, 2017

Applications now open for Round 2 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia


Consultation on unduly short courses and training product reform

Dec 20, 2017

In June 2017, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) released its strategic review on unduly short courses. The review made a number of recommendations, including...


Inaugural gathering of the national VET Alumni

Nov 29, 2017

Over 140 of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) Alumni gathered in Canberra for the inaugural National VET Alumni Information Workshop on 26 and 27 November


Real Skills for Real Careers: The VET Information Strategy

Nov 24, 2017

The Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, launched the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Information Strategy at the 2017 Australian Training Awards in Canberra on 23 November.


2017 Australian Training Awards

Nov 23, 2017

A lively crowd of over 740 people attended the 24th annual Australian Training Awards at the National Convention Centre


Welcome to My Skills 4.0

Nov 23, 2017

All the old features you know and love - plus much more!


Government strengthens VET standards

Oct 25, 2017

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


Reforms Target VET FEE HELP Scammers

Oct 24, 2017

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


Money Management Help For VET Students

Oct 23, 2017

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


Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors

Oct 22, 2017

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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