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2022 Australian Training Awards Finalists

The skills sector’s most talented people will be recognised at the 2022 Australian Training Awards, with 75 finalists announced today.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 20 October 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill

The Albanese Labor Government will deliver more secure jobs, better pay and a fairer workplace relations system for Australian workers.  

Release type: Media Release

Date: 19 October 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Bigger payslips for Australian workers

More than 400,000 low-paid workers in key industries will take home a bigger pay slip from today, thanks to a 4.6 per cent increase to minimum wages under their  awards. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 October 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Jim Chalmers MP
  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Meeting of federal, state and territory skills ministers

Federal and State and Territory Skills and Training Ministers met in person today for the first time since 2019 to progress a range of key vocational education and training reform matters.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 7 October 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Sue Ellery MLC
  • The Hon Di Farmer MP
  • The Hon Gayle Tierney MLC
  • The Hon Alister Henskens SC MP
  • The Hon Blair Boyer MP
  • The Hon Felix Ellis MP
  • Mr Chris Steel MLA
  • The Hon Paul Kirby MLA

2022 Skills Priority List almost doubles occupations with skills shortages

The number of occupations suffering skills shortages has nearly doubled in the past year according to the National Skills Commission’s (NSC) 2022 Skills Priority list, released today.  

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 6 October 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Hidden care workforce report reveals workforce shortfall

The previous government failed to release and act on the Care Workforce Labour Market Study conducted by the National Skills Commission, which found the care and support workforce is facing…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 3 October 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Australia signals commitment to key international standard on child labour

The Albanese Labor Government is taking steps towards protecting and promoting international standards that ensure children engage in safe and appropriat

Release type: Media Release

Date: 26 September 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

New ABS Labour Force Figures

More Australians are in jobs and getting the work hours they want – but they’re still not getting the wage increases they need.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 15 September 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Simplifying VET qualifications

The Albanese Government will focus on making the VET system fit for purpose – efficient, effective and easy to navigate so that students don’t have to study the same thing over and over again…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 4 September 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Modernising workplace relations laws to get wages moving

The Albanese Labor Government will get wages moving - particularly for women and small business workers - by modernising Australia’s workplace relations laws.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 2 September 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Jobs and Skills Summit delivers results for skills and training

The Jobs and Skills Summit has kicked off a national conversation on how to improve the vocational education and training sector and tackle the national skills shortage.  

Release type: Media Release

Date: 2 September 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

ACTU and Tech Council agreement

The Albanese Government welcomes the agreement between the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Tech Council of Australia on a set of principles to support employment growth and skills…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 25 August 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Ed Husic MP

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