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More assistance for apprentices and employers to address skills shortages

The Albanese Government is taking action to support apprentices and address widespread skills shortages by expanding a list of priority occupations that will receive additional financial support.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 25 January 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Enrolments open for Fee-Free TAFE courses at CIT

Federal Minister for Skills and Training the Hon Brendan O’Connor and ACT Minister for Skills Chris Steel are encouraging eligible applicants to enrol in Fee-Free TAFE courses on offer through the…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 January 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Mr Chris Steel MLA

Call for contributions on Jobs and Skills Australia

The Australian Government has released a discussion paper calling for feedback from state and territory governments, employer bodies, unions, tertiary providers and community organisations on future…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 20 January 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Better support for firefighters suffering from cancer

Firefighters exposed to cancerous smoke, toxic chemicals and fumes in the line of duty will have improved access to workers’ compensation.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 19 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Skills agreement to increase Territory’s training capacity

A new skills deal made with the Federal Government will provide immediate support for 1500 Fee-Free TAFE places for the NT in 2023, to develop the Territory’s Workforce.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 16 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Paul Kirby MLA

New ABS Labour Force figures

The number of Australians in jobs remains at record highs and more of them are in secure full-time work – but there’s still more to do.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 15 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Fee-Free TAFE and VET places for Victorians in 2023

The Australian and Victorian Governments are taking immediate action to address the current skills shortage to deliver more Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education places for Victorians.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Gayle Tierney MLC

$402 million Jobs and Skills Councils to strengthen our skills sector

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring the skills sector can better serve Australian workers, businesses and the wider economy.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 13 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

More Fee-Free TAFE and VET places for Queenslanders in 2023

The Australian and Queensland Governments will take immediate action to deliver more Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education places for Queenslanders in 2023.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 12 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • The Hon Di Farmer MP

$23 million skills agreement boost for Tasmanian economy

A new deal will help address Tasmania’s skills shortages and deliver more Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education places for Tasmanians.  

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 8 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Felix Ellis MP

Representing Australia in Singapore

Australia affirmed its commitment to lifting labour standards and creating decent and secure jobs in the Asia-Pacific at an international labour meeting in Singapore, as Skills and Training Minister…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 7 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Professor Peter Dawkins AO to lead Jobs and Skills Australia

Peter Dawkins AO, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Victoria University, has been appointed as the Interim Director of Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA). 

Release type: Media Release

Date: 5 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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