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Apprenticeship mentoring program funded

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has this week welcomed $60 million worth of funding for a new mentoring and support program for apprentices. Assistant minister for vocational education and skills Karen Andrews, announced the Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian ...

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NSW apprenticeships get a makeover

Changes made to the state’s apprenticeship system aim to make it more responsive to the demands of the workplace, skills minister John Barilaro says. The new laws governing NSW apprenticeships were drafted and passed by parliament in the form of ...

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STEM graduates solve social problems

Staged in Canberra recently, the Battle of the Innovators competition saw Australia’s STEM graduates prove their worth in the form of solutions to the nation’s social problems. Hosted by the Department of Human Services, the event has been running for ...

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Education spending ‘incoherent’: Mitchell Institute

An education policy and research body has rebuked the government for its approach to sector funding, calling it “disjointed”. Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute, in its report, Expenditure on Education and Training in Australia 2017, based its view on 2015-16 federal, state ...

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Project will elevate the status of VET

Australia’s National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has welcomed a new initiative that will promote the range of careers available through VET. The Real Skills for Real Careers project was launched by the federal government today and will champion the benefits ...

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Report shows value of vocational education

Vocational education needs to be recognised as a valuable career choice rather than as a second-class option compared with university studies, experts say. The value of TAFE courses has been brought to the forefront with the release of a report ...

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BCA calls for tertiary education rethink

The Business Council of Australia has released a discussion paper which proposes an overhaul of the tertiary education sector. The paper, titled Future-Proof: Protecting Australians Through Education and Skills, argues that as the world of work is rapidly changing, Australia ...

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VET programs open doors to skilled careers

The VET in Schools (VETiS) program has a high success rate of putting students in jobs, a new study has found. Conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), the study found that five years after participating in ...

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