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NSW TAFE Amalgamations

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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AFA Member Workspace Commercial Furniture Job Opportunity

Thursday, May 05, 2016

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Free workshops for Supervisors of Apprentices and Trainees in Parramatta

Thursday, March 03, 2016

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Australia and China Strengthen Quality Assurance of Training

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Australia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration on quality assurance for vocational education and training (VET). Speaking in China following his meeting with Chinese Vice Minister for Education, Mr Hao Ping, Senator Birmingham said the Australian Government is building strong partnerships with China in the area of quality training and skills development.     Read More . . .

VET Reform

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
AFA CEO, Patrizia Torelli, attended the recent briefing by Hon Simon Birmingham, Assistant Minister for Education and Training on the new model for Training Package development that will place industry consultation at the forefront of skills development in Australia. Under the new model the responsibility for the development of Training Packages will be with Industry Reference Committees supported by Skills Service Organisations.    Read More . . .

New Australian Apprenticeship Support Network to Increase Apprentice Completion Rates

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AFA Members may be interested to know that the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced the successful organisations that will form the new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (the ApprenticeshipNetwork). The Apprenticeship Network will make it easier for employers to recruit, train and retain apprentices and trainees with the ultimate aim of improving Australian Apprenticeships completion rates.    Read More . . .

FURNISHING futures Launched

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Victoria's TAFE Sector has Racked up Huge Financial Losses, with One Metropolitan Institute Losing More Than $13 Million

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The AFA is concerned to read the financial losses from Victorian TAFE's. The AFA feels there is not enough encouragement for students to attend TAFE and be given the knowledge that there are viable careers in the the trade sector. The AFA is working with TAFE's to ensure that the courses offered for the furniture sector continue to grow to support our industry.

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The WA Training Awards 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WA Training Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers.    Read More . . .

Expanding Career Options for Women in Western Australia

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

If you know of a woman over 18 who has left school and is thinking about training in a 'non-traditional' trade or industry, they may qualify for a WA State Government scholarship.   Read More . . .

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