Category: Minister for Training and Skills

2016 Victorian Training Award Winners Announced

Innovation and excellence in Victoria’s training and TAFE system was celebrated at last night’s 2016 Victorian Training Awards where Victoria’s apprentice, trainee and training teacher of the year were announced. The annual awards – now in their 62nd year – saw the inaugural presentation of the Lynne Kosky Memorial Award, which recognises lifetime achievement in […]

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Skills First: Real Training For Real Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul Victoria’s training and TAFE system, guaranteeing funding to secure the future of TAFE, quality training, and making sure Victorians have the right skills for the jobs of the future. Building on the work the Labor Government has already done, Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today outlined the […]

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National Skills Week Launched In Melbourne

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has tonight joined apprentices and trainees for the launch of National Skills Week. National Skills Week is an opportunity to shine light on the amazing training underway in Victoria, adding that the Victorian Training Awards – which takes place on August 26 – celebrates the best of training […]

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Monash Clayton Redevelopment Underway

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has today launched a $45 million redevelopment of Monash University’s Alexander Theatre. The Andrews Labor Government contributed $10 million in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 to the theatre which is being renamed The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts. Monash University has contributed $25 million towards the project; The […]

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Victorian International Education Awards Now Open

The best and brightest international students and education providers in Victoria will be recognised at this year’s International Education Awards. Minister for International Education Steve Herbert today officially opened nominations for the awards, which recognise the strength of our providers, research excellence and the accomplishments of international students. The awards, now in their fourth year, […]

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Finalists Announced For 2016 Learn Local Awards

Victorians who have made a significant impact on community education will be celebrated at this year’s Victorian Learn Local Awards. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today announced the finalists for the awards, which recognise the contribution to training made by Victoria’s more than 300 Learn Local organisations offering pre-accredited and accredited training. Anita […]

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Restoring Confidence In Victoria’s Training System

Students, employers and industry can have greater confidence in Victoria’s training system with the Andrews Labor Government’s quality blitz weeding out close to 20 low quality training providers. A year after its launch, the $9 million training quality blitz is having a significant impact on dodgy training providers. 12 months on, the blitz has seen: […]

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Industry Given A Clear Voice In Training

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian industry a clearer voice in training, with the launch of a new approach to engaging industry and employers with Victoria’s training system. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert joined Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson this morning to launch the new Industry Engagement Framework. The Labor Government has […]

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Boosting Legal Support For International Students

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the 175,000 international students in Victoria with the launch of a new legal support service at the Study Melbourne Student Centre to assist students with workplace issues. The service, provided by JobWatch, offers a suite of work-related legal support for international students thanks to $120,000 from the Labor Government’s […]

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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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