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Latest News

Fee Free Traineeships - there’s never been a better time…
The NSW Government has announced it is paying the course cost for 70,000 government funded traineeships – meaning trainees no longer face a student fee of up to $1000.

Traineeships provide a great career pathway combining on-the-job training with formal study to give trainees the skills and experience employers are looking for.
Traineeships generally take around 1-2 years to complete, and trainees earn a salary while they learn.

With more than 390 traineeship courses funded in NSW, in a range of industries including retail, community pharmacy, warehouse operations, visual merchandising, hospitality, travel, tourism, events, sport and recreation, fitness and many others, so there’s never been a better time to start a traineeship in NSW.


NSW Curriculum Review
The NSW Curriculum Review Interim Report has been released. The review is being led by Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research.

You are invited to provide an online submission to inform the final report due to be delivered in early 2020 to the Minister for Education and Early Childhood. Of particular relevance is Section 5 – Guidance from Reform Initiatives which includes a section on Vocational learning.

Consultation is open until 13 December 2019.

Upcoming Events

2019 Australian Training Awards, 21 November 2019 

2020 National Velg VET Conference, Now Open for Registration