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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Cost-of-living support for teaching, nursing and social work students

The Albanese Government will establish a Commonwealth Prac Payment to support students undertaking mandatory workplace placements required for university and vocational education and training…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 6 May 2024

Ministers:

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

Joint media release: Canberra Institute of Technology to host first TAFE Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence

The Albanese Government is investing $9.7 million, to be matched with $9.7 million by the Barr ACT Government, to establish Australia’s first TAFE Electric Vehicle (EV) Centre of…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 6 May 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Andrew Barr MLA
  • Chris Steel MLA
  • Alicia Payne MP

Cutting student debt for more than three million Australians

The Albanese Government will cut the student debt of more than three million Australians in this month’s Budget.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 5 May 2024

Ministers:

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

Interview - FIVEaa Breakfast with David Penberthy & Will Goodings

Subjects: TAFE Technology Fund grant, mobile TAFE vehicles, expanded New Energy Apprenticeships Program.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 3 May 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

South Australia TAFE goes mobile under TAFE Technology Fund

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to support the growth and modernisation of TAFEs across Australia, announcing today a $2.2 million investment in South Australia under the TAFE…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 3 May 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Blair Boyer MP
  • Mr Steve Georganas MP

Encouraging more apprentices into clean energy sectors

The Albanese Labor Government is expanding the New Energy Apprenticeships Program which provides incentives to encourage more people into sectors that are playing a critical role in…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 3 May 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Chris Bowen MP

Training boost for regional Victoria under TAFE Technology Fund

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to support the growth of TAFE in Victoria, investing almost $1 million in campuses across Gippsland under the TAFE Technology Fund. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 29 April 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Gayle Tierney MP
  • Senator the Hon Jess Walsh MP

Interview with Greg Jennett, ABC Afternoon Briefing

Subjects: Unemployment figures, ‘Future Made in Australia’, Federal Budget.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 18 April 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Interview - Sky News NewsDay with Kieran Gilbert

Topics: Unemployment rates, Cost of living pressures, the G20 budget.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 18 April 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Unemployment Rate remains at historic lows under the Albanese Labor Government

Under the Albanese Labor Government there are more people in jobs, they’re earning more – and with our tax plan, they’ll keep more of what they earn.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 18 April 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance

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Release type: Speech

Date: 16 April 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

$1.5 million boost for Victoria University under TAFE Technology Fund

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to support the growth of TAFE across Victoria, investing $1.5 million in Victoria University’s Sunshine campus as part of the TAFE Technology Fund. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 16 April 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Daniel Mulino MP