Category: Minister for Training and Skills

New $40 Million Fund To Help Train More Victorians

Victorian industries will receive more support to train their current and new workforce through the Andrews Labor Government’s new $40 million Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF). Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today launched the fund at Melbourne-based John Holland Group which is one of Australia’s leading engineering and contracting service providers. The fund […]

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State-Of-The-Art Training Equipment For Victoria Polytechnic

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $550,000 in state-of-the-art, specialised teaching equipment for Victoria Polytechnic to meet the needs of both students and industry. Victoria Polytechnic will use its funding for simulation equipment for health based courses, as well as funds for the purchase of ten robots and improved equipment for hair, make-up […]

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Training Boost To Put People First In Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first in Melbourne with a funding boost for William Angliss Institute. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced $1 million to help William Angliss adjust to Skills First which was introduced on the 1st of January. The Labor Government is delivering the things that matter most […]

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State-Of-The-Art Training Equipment For RMIT

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $620,000 in state-of-the-art, specialised teaching equipment for RMIT to meet the needs of both students and industry. RMIT will use its funding for a new ultra high definition media server for vocational media and digital programs. The money will also help purchase surveying equipment and will help establish an […]

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Backing Portland, Boosting Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a new skills training program at Porthaul’s Portland facility which will create 50 new jobs and safeguard another 40. The Labor Government’s investment will allow the delivery of an intensive in-house training program for new truck drivers which will focus on the areas of logistics, rostering, basic mechanics and […]

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New Year Marks Fresh Start For Victoria’s Training System

Today marks the beginning of the Andrews Labor Government’s overhaul of the state’s training and TAFE system. With the introduction of Skills First, the Labor Government is ensuring Victoria’s training and TAFE system is better managed and delivers qualifications that lead to real jobs. The Skills First reforms, first flagged in August, will be introduced […]

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Turnbull Scraps Industry Skills Fund

The Turnbull Liberal Government is ripping more than $100 million from its Industry Skills Fund – a massive blow to Victorian businesses. The savage funding cut is hidden in today’s Mid-Year Economic Financial Outlook and will slash $119 million from the fund over the forward estimates. The Andrews Labor Government is supporting industry through initiatives […]

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Training Boost To Put People First In The South-West

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first in South-West Victoria with a multi-million dollar boost for South West TAFE. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the institute’s Warrnambool campus today, announcing $5.5 million to ensure South West is ready to hit the ground running when Skills First is introduced next month. The […]

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New Training Contracts A Win For Students And Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is improving quality in the training system even further with new, tougher contracts being offered to training providers for next year. More than 300 quality training providers have been offered contracts to deliver government-funded training in 2017 under Skills First – the Labor Government’s new approach to training and TAFE in […]

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New TAFE Campus A Win For Colac

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first in Victoria’s south-west with the opening of a new TAFE facility in Colac. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited the future campus of South West TAFE, which will be centrally located in Bromfield Street in the heart of the town. From early next year, […]

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