Skills and Training

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The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Skills and Training.

Digital Skills Organisation appoints new CEO, Patrick Kidd OBE OAM

News | 23 October 2020

Digital Skills Organisation appoints new CEO, Patrick Kidd OBE OAM

Helping you take the next step in Your Career

News | 8 October 2020

The Your Career website, launched by the Australian Government, is designed to help you take the next step in your career.

Subsidised infection control training fast-tracked for re-opening businesses

News | 6 October 2020

The Australian Government together with state and territory governments have established an $80 million Infection Control Training Fund to fast‑track fee free (or low fee) infection control training to support the re-opening of customer‑facing businesses nationwide.

Scott Cam talks skills and getting your career on track this National Skills Week

News | 24 August 2020

National Skills Week, which runs 24–28 August, highlights how skills can help people get the edge when it comes to starting a career or changing jobs — and it is something the National Careers Ambassador, Scott Cam, is passionate about.

Equipping Australia's workforce with cyber security and digital skills

News | 28 July 2020

The Digital Skills Organisation Pilot is working collaboratively with the Australian Government, and state and territory governments, as well as Industry Reference Committees to meet Australia's future ICT skills.

Partnership Grants program has closed

News | 22 July 2020

Applications for the first round of the National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program closed on the 30 June 2020.

World Youth Skills Day highlights the importance of VET

News | 15 July 2020

On 15 July, World Youth Skills Day is celebrated across the world to promote the importance of young people getting the skills they need for the work of today and the future. 

Free advice and assistance for carers returning to employment

News | 3 July 2020

Returning to work after a break due to caring responsibilities can be challenging. The new Mid-Career Checkpoint Program pilot aims to make this transition easier, by providing skills and employment assessment services, tailored career advice and coaching sessions free of charge for eligible...

National Skills Commission report outlines the COVID-19 shock to Australia’s labour market

News | 2 July 2020

The first public report from the National Skills Commission provides a snapshot of the current state of Australia’s labour market.

Strengthening our skills and training partnerships with India

News | 26 June 2020

Education and trade links between Australia and India will be strengthened through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in vocational education and training (VET).

Offering greater control of academic transcripts helps students and prospective employers

News | 23 June 2020

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New skill set to support aged and disability sectors

News | 5 June 2020

On 21 May 2020, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships, The Hon Steve Irons MP announced the Entry into Care Roles skill set.

What we heard about strengthening Australia’s skills and careers sectors

News | 27 May 2020

The Department has published summaries of what we heard during national co-design consultations on three key Skills Package initiatives – the National Skills Commission, National Careers Institute and Skills Organisations.

Helping Australians identify their transferable skills for new jobs

News | 27 May 2020

Skills Match on the Job Outlook website helps people identify their skills they have gained in past jobs, and suggests new job ideas which they may be able to transfer these skills into.

PM spotlights National Skills Commission

News | 26 May 2020

The National Skills Commission will develop a robust evidence base to strengthen the Australian education and training system.

PM recognises the Skills Organisations in National Address

News | 26 May 2020

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison discussed the Skills Organisations in speech to the National Press Club on 26 May 2020.

Skills to support aged and disability sectors

News | 22 May 2020

Skills to support aged and disability sectors

News | 22 May 2020

Post-school transition programs helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students follow their dreams

News | 19 May 2020

While all young people have vocational learning needs, young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in metropolitan, regional and remote locations face particular challenges and barriers to completion of secondary studies and engagement in vocational education and training.

The 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

News | 18 May 2020

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) clarify and elaborate the legal obligations of education authorities and providers across the whole of education, including preschool/kindergartens, school, vocational education and training, and higher education. The Standards seek to...

A message from the National Careers Ambassador: National Careers Week 2020

News | 18 May 2020

Mining Skills Organisation Pilot

News | 7 May 2020

On 7 May 2020, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships, The Hon Steve Irons MP announced the commencement of the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot.

Commonwealth Scholarships Program skilling young Australians for the future

News | 5 May 2020

The first round of the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians has offered over 50 scholarships to young people undertaking Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in regional areas with high youth unemployment.

Vocational education and training options available through My Skills website

News | 14 April 2020

With registered training organisations (RTOs) in Australia listed on the My Skills website, students can decide which provider is the right one for them by selecting one that best suits their training needs.

Looking to hire?

News | 2 April 2020

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