An ASQA investigation into misrepresentation of vocational education training (VET) courses has led to a conviction and $10,000 fine for Qualify Me! Pty Ltd in the NSW Local Court.
The NSW funding is a portion of the $1 billion JobTrainer Fund created by the Federal Government, which includes a $500 million investment from the Australian Government to be matched by the State and Territory Governments.”
Registered training organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding through the latest round of the Tasmanian Government’s Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice), with applications now open. The fund provides subsidies through grants to significantly reduce the cost of providing quality training and assessment for nationally recognised qualifications.
A former Australian rock band member and an ex-professional rugby league player are among 77 regional winners named in an online ceremony for this year’s Queensland Training Awards.
Vice-Chancellors from Australia’s six dual-sector universities have today released their response to the interim report of the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD).
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds skills development, training and job opportunities for job seekers, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs. The second round of this year’s $90 million project funding pool is open for community-based not-for-profit organisations, local councils and school P&Cs, to provide hands on skills.
The Productivity Commission National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review Interim Report into the future of skills and workforce development in Australia favours private providers, increasing contestability, student loans and vouchers and fundamentally fails to ensure TAFE’s future as the pre-eminent public provider of high-quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) across the nation.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/pc-review-favours-profit-above-ensuring-tafe-s-future/
The apprenticeship support scheme, Apprenticeship Boost will provide businesses with up to $16,000 to help pay the cost of each apprentice for the first two years and is part of a wider government programme to keep apprentices in jobs and support employers to invest in new ones, as the country rebuilds the economy from the impact of COVID-19
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/backing-businesses-to-upskill-new-zealand/