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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More Fee-Free TAFE places for Canberra from 2024

The Albanese Government and Barr Government will partner up in a new agreement to deliver 3,600 more Fee-Free TAFE places at CIT over th

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 6 November 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Chris Steel MLA

Laying the foundations for all Australians

A new report underlines the importance of the Albanese Government’s foundation skills reforms, finding that 90 percent of respondents had unmet needs for adult literacy training, presenting major…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 2 November 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Speech - Address to Careers for Net Zero Fair (Melbourne) 

So can I first start by highlighting the important role many here are playing in our transformation to a clean energy future, a transformation that comes with many opportunities and a few challenges…

Release type: Transcript

Date: 26 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Address to Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,  Employment, Education and Training Committee

The last time I spoke to this committee it was just after the Jobs and Skills Summit.

Release type: Speech

Date: 18 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

2023 Australian Training Awards Finalists announced

Australia’s best and brightest in vocational education and training (VET) have been recognised with the announcement of 75 finalists for the 2023 Australian Training Awards.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 18 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Interview - ABC Melbourne Drive with Ali Moore

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Subjects: National Skills Agreement, Fee-Free TAFE, Skills shortages.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 17 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

ABC News Afternoon Briefing with Greg Jennett

Topics: States and Territories sign new National Skills Agreement, Fee-Free TAFE, the Voice Referendum result.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 17 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Sky News with Tom Connell

Topics: Investment into VET sector, Care sector pay, Israel’s response to Gaza.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 17 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Media conference - Canberra Institute of Technology campus, Fyshwick

Subjects: National Skills Agreement; Fee-Free TAFE; Hamas-Israel Conflict; Voice to Parliament Referendum E&OE

Release type: Transcript

Date: 17 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Andrew Barr MLA
  • Alicia Payne MP

Landmark National Skills Agreement to unlock billions

Last night's National Cabinet agreed to unlock billions of dollars to build Australian skills and prosperity.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 17 October 2023

Ministers:

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

Top jobs in demand have VET pathways

Nursing has topped the list of workers in demand as the Albanese Government’s Fee-Free TAFE program continues to give hundreds of thousands of Australians the opportunity to obtain skills that…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 8 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Professor Peter Dawkins AO farewelled from Jobs and Skills Australia

The Albanese Government thanks Professor Peter Dawkins AO, Acting Commissioner of Jobs and Skills Australia, whose tenure ends this week. 

Release type: Media Release

Date: 6 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP