The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
- Minister for Skills and Training
The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP was sworn in as Minister for Skills and Training on 1 June 2022.
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Australians enrolling in Fee-Free TAFE in droves
The Albanese Government has supported almost 150,000 Australians to enrol in Fee-Free TAFE already this year, marking the start of a once in a generation reform of the TAFE and Vocational…
Communique of meeting of Federal, State and Territory Skills Ministers
Federal, State and Territory Skills and Training Ministers met in Darwin to progress negotiations towards a new National Skills Agreement (NSA) to support a modern and responsive skills sector.
Fee Free TAFE saving Territorians thousands
Students are thousands of dollars better off due to Fee-Free TAFE, which is removing cost barriers and helping Territorians get the skills they need to access well-paid and secure jobs.
New investment in skills paves way for AUKUS workforce
The Albanese Government’s Budget invests nearly $150 million to start delivering the skills and workforce we need to deliver Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine program through AUKUS.
Skilling and training Australians for a stronger economy and a better future
The Albanese Government’s 2023-24 Budget will help to rebuild and modernise our skills sector to ensure a stronger and more resilient economy and give more Australians the opportunity to access well…
Fee-Free TAFE giving more Tasmanians access to skills and training
The Albanese Government’s Fee-Free TAFE has been widely embraced in Tasmania, with almost half of the 2023 places taken up, helping to address future workforce demand and skills shortages.
Press conference - Hobart
Subjects: Fee-Free TAFE, housing shortage, Macquarie Point precinct development.
Investment of $4.1 billion in skills and training to meet critical economic challenges
The Albanese Government is prepared to invest an additional $3.7 billion for a five-year National Skills Agreement (NSA) to be negotiated with states and territories, in addition to $400m to support…
Annual Australasian VET Research Association Conference 2023
Subjects: Fee-free TAFE, National Skills Agreement, Jobs and Skills Australia, research
Setting apprentices up to succeed
The Albanese Government is strengthening targeted support and services available to apprentices to lift completions, address critical skills shortages, and ensure that all apprentices feel valued in…
Fee-Free TAFE supports the next generation of the Hunter’s workforce
New data reveals strong enrolments in Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education courses across New South Wales, thanks to a landmark agreement between the Au
Press conference - Newcastle - 26 April
Subjects: Fee-free TAFE places, Voice referendum.