The Palaszczuk Government is stamping out dodgy training providers with the number of registered training providers (RTOs) receiving State Government funding decreasing significantly over the past four years.
The Tasmanian government has held a roundtable focused on the skills needed to deliver the Government’s infrastructure pipeline. Peak industry, business and union representatives discussed the need for a collaborative approach to skills development in Tasmania.
The South Australian State Government will introduce a Bill in Parliament this week outlining significant reforms to deliver a more flexible and responsive training system for the state.
A national overhaul of the vocational education and training sector will ensure funding is directed to skills needed to sustain recovery in the post-COVID-19 environment, the peak body representing independent training providers the Independent Tertiary Education Council of Australia has said.
More than 3,000 apprentices and trainees will be able to access free training thanks to the McGowan Government’s latest initiative to safeguard Western Australia’s future workforce. Training costs will be covered for apprentices and trainees who have had their contracts cancelled or suspended to continue their training ‘off the job’ for up to six months.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/fees-scrapped-to-support-more-than-3-000-displaced-apprentices-and-trainees/
The work of the National Skills Commissioner will be pivotal to the work of indepen dent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that support more than 80% of the 4.1 million students in vocational education and training programs across the country.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/legislation-to-establish-national-skills-commissioner-welcomed/
The McGowan Government has established an urgent review of skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID-19’s impact on the workforce
In an announcement made by the Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman, the annual Queensland Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, moving entirely online for the first time in the event’s 59-year history. Nominations will be extended until the end of June with the regional and state winners announced online.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/queensland-training-awards-to-go-ahead-as-virtual-events/
The state government in South Australia is providing financial assistance to VET providers to the tune of $16 million which will support non-government training providers in their critical role of meeting the skills needs of the state, to adapt and remain viable as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve.