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Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships 2018

Nominations for Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships - Nominations for 2018 now closed.

31 May 2018

Apprentices facing financial hardship while pursuing trade qualifications can apply for a Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship. Scholarships are worth $5,000 per year for up to 3 years.

NSW Government

Training and apprenticeships boost for local councils

20 April 2018

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Small Business and Skills John Barilaro, and Minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton today announced the statewide rollout of a new $4.6 million vocational education and skills program for local councils.

Training Awards 2018

Additional resources now available to help with NSW Training Awards nominations!

19 February 2018

View the recordings and download the slide presentations from the recent Webinars on how to address the Selection Criteria to give your 2018 NSW Training Awards application a leading edge.

NSW Government

Consultation over unduly short training and training product reform

11 January 2018

The Australian Government is considering reforms to ensure students and employers receive high quality training that is responsive to the needs of industry and translates into employment opportunities for individuals.

Australian Training Awards

Congratulations to our Australian Training Awards winner and runners-up!

24 November 2017

Congratulations to Donald Dundas who was awarded the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, and Jordan Cahill, runner-up in the Apprentice of the Year and Liam Muldoon, runner-up in the Vocational Student of the Year categories at the Australian Training Awards held on the 23 November 2017.

NSW Government

Deputy Premier embarks on German VET mission

25 October 2017

Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro will meet with Germany’s top institutions as part of a plan to supercharge NSW's Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.

Employment support for refugees resettling in NSW

Employment support for refugees resettling in NSW

10 October 2017

An employment information expo to connect refugees looking for work with organisations that can assist them was held in Liverpool today. The expo gave refugees an ideal opportunity to find out how to go about getting a job in Australia, particularly in Western Sydney and the Illawarra.

NSW Department of Industry

Skills on show at Aboriginal rugby league competition

22 September 2017

Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro today announced the NSW Government will support the 47th annual NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout to help participating players convert their on-field talent to skills off-the-field.

NSW Government

NSW Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 to get a 21st Century Makeover

14 September 2017

Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro today welcomed changes to theApprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001that modernise training outcomes for workers to support NSW's growing economy and strengthen our apprentice and traineeship system.

2017 NSW Training Awards

2017 Winners - NSW Training Awards

7 September 2017

The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by Training Services NSW to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. We are pleased to announce the individual, organisation and special industry winners for 2017.

NSW Department of Industry

NSW apprenticeships and traineeships increase

4 September 2017

Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro said new data out today shows the number of people taking up apprenticeships or traineeship in NSW continues to climb in positive signs for the state's vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Smart and Skilled

Policy for Delivery of Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)

9 August 2017

Changes to the Standards for RTOs 2015 and release of the 'NSW Smart and Skilled policy for the Delivery of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)'.