Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has today launched the new 2016 TAFE and Training Course Directory, which will help those Victorians looking to access quality training.
Packed with information on 1,600 training courses offered at over 650 registered training organisations (RTOs), the TAFE and Training Course Directory 2016 is a great starting point for any Victorian trying to find the right course for them to help build the skills they need to start or return to work or change career.
The directory provides a comprehensive list of TAFEs, universities, private registered training organisations and Learn Locals offering vocational training, as well as a list of courses and where they can be studied. It also features a list of jobs-in-demand.
The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State through a range of initiatives to better support Victorians to develop the skills they need to get the jobs they want, including:
- The $320 million TAFE Rescue Fund, which is investing in new facilities and supporting TAFEs to better meet their obligations to the community;
- $50 million for the TAFE Back to Work Fund to support TAFE institutes to partner with industry to deliver 7000 new apprenticeships and traineeships in growing and emerging industries;
- The independent VET Funding Review, which is developing a more sustainable and stable funding model to better meet the skills needs of Victorians for the long-term; and
- Accepting all 19 recommendations of the Review of Quality Assurance in Victoria’s VET System to improve training quality and restore student and employer confidence.
The Directory is available at TAFEs, Learn Locals and libraries. You can also search for information about training courses online at the Victorian Skills Gateway.
The Victorian Skills Gateway’s listings are regularly updated and reflect the most current information available – see www.education.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway or search online for the Victorian Skills Gateway.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert
“The Andrews Labor Government wants to make it easy for all Victorians to find the right course for them to start learning or to retrain or reskill to change careers.”
“This Government is investing in education, skills and training to transform Victoria into the Education State, giving all Victorians the opportunity to develop the skills they need for the jobs they want.”