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.
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.
State Development Minister and Champion for International Education Kate Jones has today approved a $1.5 million rescue package to save struggling education businesses from collapse during the coronavirus pandemic.
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 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.
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/
A new report released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has shown Queensland was the only state to increase funding in certificate IV, diploma and higher-level qualifications in 2018.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/queensland-leads-nation-in-higher-level-vet-funding/
Queenslanders will be able to access more subsidised training courses with an announcement of the Skills Boost program by the state government yesterday.