New $40 Million Fund To Help Train More Victorians

Victorian industries will receive more support to train their current and new workforce through the Andrews Labor Government’s new $40 million Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF). Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today launched the fund at Melbourne-based John Holland Group which is one of Australia’s leading engineering and contracting service providers. The fund…

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State-Of-The-Art Training Equipment For Victoria Polytechnic

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $550,000 in state-of-the-art, specialised teaching equipment for Victoria Polytechnic to meet the needs of both students and industry. Victoria Polytechnic will use its funding for simulation equipment for health based courses, as well as funds for the purchase of ten robots and improved equipment for hair, make-up…

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New Year Marks Fresh Start For Victoria’s Training System

Today marks the beginning of the Andrews Labor Government’s overhaul of the state’s training and TAFE system. With the introduction of Skills First, the Labor Government is ensuring Victoria’s training and TAFE system is better managed and delivers qualifications that lead to real jobs. The Skills First reforms, first flagged in August, will be introduced…

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New Training Contracts A Win For Students And Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is improving quality in the training system even further with new, tougher contracts being offered to training providers for next year. More than 300 quality training providers have been offered contracts to deliver government-funded training in 2017 under Skills First – the Labor Government’s new approach to training and TAFE in…

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Training Boost To Put People First In Northern Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people in Northern Victoria first with a multi-million dollar boost for GOTAFE. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the institute’s Wangaratta campus today, announcing $12.5 million to ensure GOTAFE is ready to hit the ground running when Skills First is introduced in January. The Labor Government was…

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Victorian Education And Training On The National Stage

Victoria’s best apprentices, trainees and employers will be recognised at the Australian Training Awards in Darwin tonight. Among the group of six individuals and five local organisations representing Victoria is apprentice Steven Jeffery who studied a Certificate III in Carpentry at Swinburne University of Technology. Steven has taken the skills he used in Victoria around…

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