The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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

Release type: Media Release

Date: 7 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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.

Release type: Op-Ed

Date: 22 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 17 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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…

Release type: Op-Ed

Date: 16 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 15 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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…

Release type: Op-Ed

Date: 5 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Interview - FIVEaa Adelaide with Richard Pascoe

Subjects: Skill shortages, demand for electricians, apprenticeship programs.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 5 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 20 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP