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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

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.