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Australia’s first clean energy TAFE centre to launch in WA

Western Australia is poised to become a key hub for clean energy education with the Albanese and Cook Governments investing $70.5 million over five years to establish the first TAFE Clean Energy Skills National Centre of Excellence.

Ai Group executive joins Ministerial Advisory Board for Jobs and Skills Australia

The Australian Industry Group has congratulated Megan Lilly on her selection to the recently formed Ministerial Advisory Board of Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA).

Tasmania invests big in skills and training with $285M agreement

The Tasmanian Government has officially joined the recently established National Skills Agreement (NSA), unlocking access to nearly $285 million in Commonwealth funding to support initiatives in the region.

National agreement to boost Victoria’s workforce, advanced manufacturing skills

A national agreement between the Australian and Victorian Governments is paving the way for a significant investment in the state’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.

New TAFE Engineering and Trade Workshop to boost jobs in Queensland

The Queensland government has launched the Mount Isa Engineering and Trade Workshop to provide modern engineering facilities for students across civil engineering and technology fields. 

3 new Jobs and Skills Councils established to deliver skilled industry workers

The Australian government has created three new Jobs and Skills Councils (JSC) to help address skills shortages and broader workforce challenges in manufacturing, transport and logistics, mining, and automotive industries. 

Tech Council reveals Aussie tech talent up by 8%

The number of IT professionals in Australia has increased by 8 per cent  in the past 12 months, from 865,000 in 2020 to 935,000 currently, according to latest figures released by the Tech Council.

$4.1b allocated for skills and training to address economic challenges

Skills and Training Minister Brendan O’Connor announced that the Albanese Government is set to invest an additional $3.7 billion for a five-year National Skills Agreement to be negotiated with states and territories, in addition to $400m to support another 300,000 TAFE and vocational education and training (VET) Fee-Free places.

Legislation to establish Jobs and Skills Australia permanently

Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor announced that the Jobs and Skills Australia Amendment Bill, which establishes the permanent functions and governance arrangements for JSA, has been introduced to Parliament as the Albanese Government continues to address the national skills crisis.

University of Wollongong gets $10m for clean energy initiative

The Albanese government fulfils its pledge to build the skills and capabilities for Australia’s transition to a clean energy future with a $10 million investment at the University of Wollongong.
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