Category: Minister for Training and Skills

Victorians Cast A Vote For Our Best Apprentice

Victorians are being encouraged to show their support for hardworking apprentices by casting a vote for the Community Choice Award at this year’s Victorian Training Awards. Now in its second year, the award is a public vote and Victorians are being asked to get behind their favourite apprentice. The four apprentices who are shortlisted for […]

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Further Boost To International Student Welfare

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting 175,000 international students living in Victoria with $270,000 to improve support and welfare services. The four projects, funded from the Labor Government’s $4 million International Student Welfare grants, include: $150,000 for the City of Melbourne’s Student Welcome Desk at Melbourne Airport $50,000 for the Lead Employment Advocates project $50,000 […]

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Finalists Announced For 2016 Victorian Training Awards

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has today announced the finalists in this year’s Victorian Training Awards. The awards recognise the achievements of students, trainees and apprentices and the teachers, schools and businesses who provide their training. The 2016 Victorian Training Awards will feature a new award, the Lynne Kosky Memorial Award, which recognises […]

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Agricultural Education To Return To Glenormiston

The Andrews Labor Government is returning agricultural education to Glenormiston with the announcement that a preferred operator has been identified for the historic Glenormiston College and that negotiations will finalise the terms of the sale of the site. Acknowledge Education (AE), an established registered training organisation, has been selected following an Expression of Interest campaign. […]

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More Support For Early School Leavers In Mildura

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Mildura locals to access training, with a funding boost of $330,000 for SuniTAFE from the Reconnect Program. The Victorian Budget 2016/17 included $20 million for the Reconnect Program to support young people who left school early or who are long-term unemployed to prepare for training and work. SuniTAFE will use its […]

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Victoria Forging Relationship In Key Chinese Region

One of Victoria’s newest relationships in China is set to expand following a meeting between the Andrews Labor Government and the Sichuan Department of Education. Minister for International Education Steve Herbert today met with key representatives from the Sichuan Department of Education as part of an eight day trade and education mission to China. The […]

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Victoria Powers Up Chinese Education Partnership

Victoria’s success in providing leading vocational education abroad is on show today with the celebration of a 14 year partnership between one of Victoria’s key vocational providers and China’s peak energy council. Minister for International Education Steve Herbert said the ceremony in Shanghai today to celebrate the partnership between Chisholm Institute and China Electricity Council […]

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New Agreement To Attract More Chinese Students

Chinese students are being given more opportunities to study in Victoria thanks to a new partnership between one of the state’s leading vocational providers and China’s largest building and construction trainer. Minister for International Education Steve Herbert was in Shanghai today to oversee the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Box Hill Institute […]

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William Angliss Cooking Up A Storm In China

Victoria’s renowned tourism and hospitality training provider William Angliss will set up a new training facility in China in a landmark joint venture with a key player in the Chinese vocational education sector. Minister for International Education Steve Herbert oversaw the signing in Shanghai of a memorandum of understanding between William Angliss and the Tourism […]

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Labor Government Investing In VET Teacher Quality

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers through Trainer and Assessor Academic Grants. The new grants are part of a $1 million initiative to support high quality teachers in the Victorian Government funded training system. The initiative follows last year’s Review of Quality Assurance in Victoria’s VET System. Fifteen […]

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