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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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.
Fee-Free TAFE saving South Australians THOUSANDS
Impressive new data reveals strong enrolments in Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education courses in South Australia thanks to a landmark agreement between the Australian and South Australian…
Press conference - Adelaide
Subjects: Fee-Free TAFE.
Foundation Skills Study
Around 1 in 5 Australian adults lack the basic literacy, numeracy and digital skills to participate fully in work and life – a shocking statistic, particularly for a developed nation which should…
Doorstop interview, Melbourne
Subjects: Fee-free TAFE; Aston by-election; Skills and training; Housing; NSW election; Referendum to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…
Fee-Free TAFE saves early childhood education students up to $9,000
The Albanese Government’s Fee-Free TAFE plan is helping reduce cost of living pressures, with students saving thousands of dollars in course fees.
Jobs and Skills Australia to be established permanently
A Bill has today been introduced to Parliament establishing the permanent functions and governance arrangements for Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) as th