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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Integrity legislation to crack down on dodgy Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers
The Albanese Government is introducing new legislation to tackle unscrupulous and non-genuine providers and improve the integrity of the nation’s vocati
Boosting women’s participation in our clean energy workforce vital to green future
Jenna Mitchell is a wind turbine technician and apprentice electrician, who has scaled great heights in a job that is essential to our clean energy future.
Skills passport consultation begins
Public submissions are being sought on how a Skills Passport could help workers promote their skills and qualifications, and businesses find more skilled employees.
Closing the Gap when it comes to skills and training
As Minister for Skills and Training, I am determined to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to create real change through Vocational Education and Training…
Key research bolsters drive to improve foundation skills
The Albanese Government has further strengthened its commitment to improving adult foundation skills, by agreeing to rejoin a key research pact by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and…
The National Skills Agreement a sign of unity in our VET sector
Late last year, every state and territory government came together in collaboration with the Commonwealth and signed a landmark agreement, signalling a new era for our nation’s Vocational…
Interview - FIVEaa Adelaide with Richard Pascoe
Subjects: Skill shortages, demand for electricians, apprenticeship programs.
Up to $30 billion in funding unlocked from today in National Skills Agreement
Up to $30 billion in funding for the vocational education and training (VET) sector begins flowing from today, with the start of the
More apprentices can now access cost of living relief
Around 38,000 apprentices and trainees across 60 in-demand occupations are now eligible for financial assistance, under the expanded
2024 Australian Apprenticeship Priority List
The Albanese Government is helping address cost of living pressures for apprentices and trainees, by expanding the Australian Apprenticeship Priority Li
300,000 additional Fee-Free TAFE places to help with cost of living pressures
An additional 300,000 Fee-Free TAFE and VET places are being made available from 2024 to 2026, providing cost of living support for Australians choosing to study in priority skills…
New service joins myGov
The Albanese Government is helping students to manage more of their government business in the palm of their hand, with myGov welcoming a new service.