Category: Minister for Training and Skills

Funding Boost Brings Auslan Courses To Regional Victoria

For the first time, people in regional Victoria will be able to study Auslan qualifications up to Diploma level without having to travel to Melbourne, thanks to a new TAFE-led project funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said a $2.5 million funding boost would enable Melbourne Polytechnic to […]

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Students And Employers Get Their Say On Training

Victorian students and employers will get the opportunity to rate their vocational education and training experiences in two of the largest surveys of their kind. Around 200,000 Victorians who undertook VET training in 2017 are being given the opportunity to provide their feedback and around 30,000 employers of apprentices and trainees will be asked about […]

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Supporting South West Victorians To Get Work Ready

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $3.6 million for a South West Institute of TAFE-led project to examine how locally-delivered training can best meet the region’s future workforce needs. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said the project would ensure South West Institute of TAFE is able to develop and deliver training that accounts for […]

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New Award To Celebrate Inclusive Training

The Andrews Labor Government is recognising Victorian training providers with an outstanding record delivering training to students with a disability through the introduction of a new award at the 2018 Victorian Training Awards. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney encouraged eligible training providers to nominate for the new Victorian Inclusive Training Provider of the […]

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Bendigo TAFE New Health Training Facility Officially Opened

Health and community services workers from across Bendigo and beyond will hit the ground running thanks to Bendigo TAFE’s new Health and Community Centre of Excellence. The Centre, on McCrae Street in Bendigo, was officially opened today by the Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and delivered with $17.7 million in funding from the […]

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Funding Boost To Help Support Our Most Vulnerable Children

Victoria’s most vulnerable children and young people will be better supported by qualified workers thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to deliver TAFE training to an additional 700 residential care workers. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced an additional $1.8 million to ensure all of Victoria’s 2,100-strong residential care workforce […]

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Reconnecting People With Training And Jobs

Early school leavers and the long-term unemployed living in Melbourne’s west will have more access to the training and support they need to get a job thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited Westgate Community Initiatives Group to announce they have received more than $1 million to […]

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Victoria Leading National Cyber Security Skills Push

Victoria is leading the push to implement a national training model to give Australians the skills they need to secure jobs as cyber security experts, filling critical shortages in the banking, telecommunications and defence industries. Thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government, Box Hill Institute has spearheaded the development of the Cyber Security National […]

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Nominations Open For 2018 Victorian Training Awards

Victorians are being urged to nominate outstanding apprentices, trainees and vocational education and training teachers for the 2018 Victorian Training Awards. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today officially opened nominations for the awards, which highlight collaboration and innovation in the training sector. Now in their 64th year, the Victorian Training Awards recognise and […]

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Getting Things Done For Apprentices And Trainees

Victorian apprentices are getting to hone their skills on some of the world’s best cars thanks to an industry partnership between Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence in Docklands and Zagame Motorsport. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today joined Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson, apprentices and industry leaders at Kangan Institute in Docklands […]

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