Category Archives: Government policies and programs

National Office contact for resource and strategic projects

There are a number of WELL Program Resource Projects and Strategic Projects, funded prior to the closure of the WELL Program, that are still in progress. If you are managing one of these projects, the contact at National Office is Eleanora Holmes, Assistant …

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Participate in trials of the new Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT)

Do you want to know more about your learners’ work related skills or LLN skills? The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is developing the comprehensive Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) for the Australian Government. The FSAT is mapped against …

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Australian Training Awards – less than two weeks to go!

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. Watch this short video explaining the benefits of applying for …

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Industry Growth Centres update

          The Industry Growth Centres Initiative (the Initiative) is the centrepiece of the Government’s new industry policy direction and part of the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. It will lift competitiveness and productivity by focusing on …

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Launch of Training for Employment Scholarships program

A new pilot program is now open for applications under the Youth Stream of the Industry Skills Fund. The Training for Employment Scholarships program aims to help deliver skilled young employees to businesses in regions where unemployment is high. Businesses …

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Industry Growth Centre Appointments

The Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, announced three of the five Chairs of the Industry Growth Centres on the 17 February 2014. The announced Chairs – Elizabeth Lewis-Gray (METS), Peter Schutz (Food and Agribusiness) and Andrew Stevens …

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Industry Skills Fund – Growth Stream

            The Industry Skills Fund – Growth Stream opens for applications on 19 January 2015. The $476 million Industry Skills Fund – Growth Stream (The Fund) is a key element in the Australian Government’s Industry …

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New Ministerial arrangements for VET

On 23 December 2014 Machinery of Government changes were announced. The Hon Christopher Pyne MP was sworn in as the Minister for Education and Training. Minister Pyne will be the Cabinet Minister responsible for Vocational Education and Training.     …

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Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practitioner Scholarships Program

Applications for Round 5 of the LLN Practitioner Scholarships Program open on Saturday, 18 October 2014. Please continue to monitor this website for information about applying for a scholarship in Round 5. The Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practitioner Scholarships Program (the Program) …

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Program update – Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda

On the 15th October 2015 the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, launched the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. The Government seeks to achieve four overarching ambitions in the Agenda: A lower cost, business friendly environment with …

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