With the Morrison government extolling the virtue of vocational education and training (VET), the benefit of diplomas over degrees differs based on gender, according to a new report. Published by the Grattan Institute, the report found that for students with a lower Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), VET courses can get them employed faster and … Continue reading Benefit of vocational education comes down to gender
What to expect from the upcoming National Manufacturing Summit. Weld Australia is pleased to announce that it will once again host the National Manufacturing Summit. The 2019 National Manufacturing Summit will see a diverse group of industry stakeholders assemble in Melbourne to tackle key issues facing the Australian manufacturing industry. The Summit will be held … Continue reading National Manufacturing Summit: Skills for the Future
In a speech delivered at the National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Michaelia Cash, announced that the federal government sees the vocational education and training (VET) sector as important to the economy as universities. Noting that the government wishes to transform the delivery of skills and … Continue reading Minister Cash places renewed focus on VET
A new report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows a 16 per cent rise in apprentices and trainees in NSW this year against a national increase of 2.8 per cent. The NCVER report on government-funded students and courses showed there are 74,300 apprentices and trainees doing off-the-job training in NSW, which … Continue reading Growth in apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW
The Queensland government has encouraged stakeholders to share their ideas on how vocational education and training (VET) can remain responsive and ensure workers have the skills needed for the jobs of the future. The feedback has been sought in response to the “Skills for Queensland” discussion paper, released on Tuesday. The state Minister for Employment and Small Business and … Continue reading Queenslanders invited to have their say on VET future
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) recently launched a new online resource to help ensure vocational education and training (VET) qualifications and skills are evidence based and meeting the needs of industry. The National Industry Insights Report combines industry intelligence from the AISC’s network of 64 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) with broader labour market … Continue reading New AISC resource gives insight into future skills needs
Former Pacific Brands CEO John Pollaers has been appointed to chair the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.
The federal government has moved a step closer to implementing its apprenticeship overhaul, announced as part of its competitiveness agenda.