Category: Minister for Training and Skills

Turnbull’s Budget A Disappointment For Training And TAFE

The Andrews, McGowan, Palaszczuk and Weatherill Labor Governments have today called on Malcolm Turnbull to increase funding for a new National Partnership on Skilling Australians and provide a stable funding model for the sector. The fund, announced in the Turnbull Budget, has left the heavy lifting to the states and territories who have been picking […]

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Apprentices To Shine At 2017 Victorian Training Awards

Apprentices, trainees and teachers will take centre stage at this year’s Victorian Training Awards, recognising their importance to our training and TAFE system. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today officially opened nominations for the awards, which, now in their 63rd year highlight collaboration and innovation in the training system. This year’s awards feature […]

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Coalition Has No Plan For TAFE In Victoria

The Liberal National Coalition have admitted they don’t have a plan for training and TAFE in Victoria. The Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Shadow Spokesperson for Training has not only admitted they still have no policy on training, but she has also been caught out misleading Victorians yet again. The Coalition’s track record speaks […]

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Growing Apprenticeships And Traineeships In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is creating the skilled workforce of the future to boost prosperity and grow our economy with a new taskforce to drive apprenticeships and traineeships. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson and apprentices in Docklands to launch the taskforce, which will include industry, employers, training […]

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More support for Victorian apprentices

The Andrews Labor Government is creating opportunities for thousands of apprentices and making sure up to 17 500 first-year apprentices have the support they need every year to learn their trade and get a good job. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides an $8.2 million boost for Apprentice Support Officers to make sure apprentices under the age […]

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A Stronger TAFE For Geelong

Geelong locals will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job, thanks to $6.6 million for The Gordon from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, today visited The Gordon’s Geelong City Campus to announce funding from the Stronger TAFE Fund, which allows TAFEs […]

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Nominate Now For The 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards

Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards are now open – celebrating the contribution that more than 300 Learn Local organisations make to training across Victoria. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney launched this year’s instalment of the awards today, encouraging inspirational pre-accredited learners and outstanding practitioners from across Victoria to apply. The […]

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Turnbull Turns His Back On 40,000 Victorian Apprentices

The Andrews Labor Government has today called on Malcolm Turnbull to end the uncertainty around skills funding and sign up to a new deal. Despite the National Partnership on Skills Funding running out in June, the Turnbull Government is yet to confirm whether a new agreement will be signed. New modelling from the Department of […]

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Connecting Gippsland Locals With Training And Jobs

Locals from across Gippsland will have more opportunities to access quality training and secure employment thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government initiative. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited Gippsland Employment Skills Training, in Moe, to officially launch the Training Information Pathways Service (TIPS) at nine sites across Gippsland. The centres provide […]

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A Stronger Federation Training For Gippsland

Gippsland locals will have more access to the high quality training they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow thanks to $6.5 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited Gippsland today to announce funding for Federation Training from the Stronger TAFE Fund which will allow TAFEs to […]

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