Fast-tracked skillset released for aged and disability sectors

A national skill set has been developed that will enable new workers to be rapidly deployed with the essential entry-level skills they need to help boost the ranks of the care and support sectors. The Entry into Care Roles skills set will provide foundational knowledge and skills, including safe work practices and infection prevention procedures.

Morrison Government to subsidise apprentice wages for small business

Morrison Government to subsidise apprentice wages for small business

Almost 120,000 apprentices will get half their wages paid for in the first part of the Morrison government’s stimulus package to push the economy along as the impact of the coronavirus bites. The $1.3 billion plan will cover half the wages of 117,000 apprentices working for businesses with fewer than 20 employees, for nine months until September this year.

Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/stimulus-package-to-pay-half-the-wages-of-120-000-apprentices-20200311-p54965.html

Scott Cam hits the road to promote VET

The National Careers Ambassador has spurred into action commencing a national tour to spruik all things VET following criticism that he being highly paid for doing little. Cam will help Australians at all ages and stages to make informed decisions about learning and training opportunities that can open pathways to rewarding jobs and demonstrate the value of a trades career.   The TV celebrity is tasked with spreading the word that vocational education can lead to high paying and fulfilling jobs.

Labor Leader makes promises to address vocational education and training crisis if his party wins government

Anthony Albanese has promised his Labor government will create a new federal jobs and skills agency. Credit: AAP
Anthony Albanese has announced Labor would create Jobs and Skills Australia, a new federal agency tasked with addressing skills and workforce shortages if elected.