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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Business Council of Australia Breakfast bridging business for growth

I want to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we’re meet

Release type: Speech

Date: 5 March 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Albanese Government forging TAFE Centres of Excellence

The Albanese Labor Government is working with all States and Territories to ensure we support skills development in a fast-changing, modern economy.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 March 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Common sense changes mean more VET teachers

The Albanese Government is making it easier for people with secondary school teaching qualifications, industry experts and teachers-in-training to use their skills in vocational education and…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 March 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Speech - Universities Australia Solutions Summit

Strong tertiary sectors are central to driving a strong and sustainable economy, particularly at a time when the labour market is changing faster than ever before.  And it’s critical our VET and…

Release type: Speech

Date: 27 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Speech - BuildSkills Australia Jobs and Skills Council National Launch

I want to congratulate BuildSkills for hitting the ground running. This launch is the culmination of a series of roadshows, with events held in capital cities across Australia last year. 

Release type: Speech

Date: 27 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Laws to clean up training

Last year former Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon delivered a sobering report highlighting some serious problems in our vocational education and training (VET) sector. 

Release type: Op-Ed

Date: 23 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Address to the OECD Skills Summit, Brussels

The twin economic transitions of decarbonisation and digitisation may play out differently in different countries, but there is commonality in how we are looking to ensure our skills systems provide…

Release type: Speech

Date: 22 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Australia represented at OECD Skills Summit

Skills and Training Minister Brendan O’Connor will this week travel to Brussels to attend the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Skills Summit, along with Skills and…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 21 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Interview - 3AW Drive with Jacqui Felgate

Subjects: Review of the Apprenticeships Incentive System

Release type: Transcript

Date: 19 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System Strategic Review

The Honourable Justice Iain Ross AO and Ms Lisa Paul AO have been selected to lead a Strategic Review of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 19 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

$30 million to deliver remote training hubs to First Nations peoples in Central Australia

The Albanese Labor Government is improving access to education, training and employment in the Northern Territory with a $30 million

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Linda Burney MP
  • Marion Scrymgour MP

Next steps on closing the gap: delivering remote jobs

The Albanese Government is announcing a new Remote Jobs and Economic Development Program (RJED) that will help close the gap in employment outcomes by creating 3,000 jobs in remote Australia.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 13 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Linda Burney MP
  • Senator the Hon Malarndirri McCarthy MP
  • The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Michelle Rowland MP