Category: Minister for Training and Skills

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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Victoria Signs Major Chinese Education Agreement

The Andrews Labor Government has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the Chinese Government on training and research which could see thousands of employees receive training from Victorian education providers. Minister for International Education Steve Herbert today signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Beijing between Victoria and China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs […]

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Victorian Education Leading The Way In China

The Andrews Labor Government is forging stronger international education ties with China, with Minister for International Education Steve Herbert to travel to China tonight to drive new research and training partnerships. The education mission is the first official visit for Mr Herbert under his new portfolio of International Education. It will feature signings of agreements […]

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Helping To Drive A New TAFE Agenda In Victoria

Board appointments for Victoria’s TAFEs have been finalised with 65 people recommended for Ministerial appointments with women making up 54 per cent of the directors. The appointments are effective from 1 July. The new Boards highlight the Andrews Labor Government’s work to restore independence and proper governance to Victoria’s TAFE institutes after years of neglect […]

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Extra Support To Help Apprentices Finish Their Training

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian apprentices finish their training with $3.7 million in extra funding for vital programs to support their welfare. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert was in Ballarat today to announce the funding and to meet with local apprentices at Alstom Australia. Alstom currently employs two apprentices, hosts a […]

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SuniTAFE Farewells Long Serving Chief Executive

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has today congratulated retiring SuniTAFE CEO Win Scott on a distinguished career in regional vocational education and training. In her time as CEO Ms Scott oversaw the completion of the $3.6 million Mildura campus redevelopment and the $2.6 million Swan Hill Learning Commons, both opened by Mr Herbert in […]

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$10 Million Redevelopment Of The Gordon Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is giving the Gordon another boost with a $10 million redevelopment of the institute’s city campus. The City Campus Rejuvenation Project will include a new library and student hub at the corner of Little Malop Street and La Trobe Terrace, and an upgrade to the Gordon’s building on the corner of […]

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Returning TAFE And Higher Education To Greensborough

The Andrews Labor Government is returning training to Melbourne’s north east with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Greensborough campus to reopen its doors in 2017. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert joined Member for Eltham Vicki Ward for a community forum to outline a plan for the campus that will benefit the whole community – which was […]

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New Green Student Accommodation For RMIT

Students in Melbourne’s north will have access to more student accommodation with the opening of RMIT’s new state-of-the-art facility at its Bundoora campus. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today officially opened the $52.5 million Walert House which will offer accommodation for 370 students and researchers. It has achieved a 6-star Greenstar design rating […]

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TAFE Finances Stronger Under Labor Government

A new report from the Victorian Auditor General has revealed the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in TAFE has seen our public institutes finances post their strongest results in years. The VAGO: Technical and Further Education Institutes 2015 report, tabled in State Parliament today, shows TAFEs and their subsidiaries recorded a combined surplus of $37.2 million […]

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