The Hon Steve Irons MP

The Hon Steve Irons MP

  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships

The Hon Steve Irons was sworn in as Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships on 29 May 2019.

Filter Steve Irons' releases

$500 million paid to keep Australian apprentices and trainees on the job

More than $500 million has been paid to 51,200 employers to keep 89,300 apprentices in work to protect workers and businesses from the impact of COVID-19.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 7 September 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

Industry Training Hub now open for Townsville youth

Senior secondary school students in Townsville will have new opportunities to develop skills and learn about local in-demand occupations with the opening of an Industry Training Hub.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 2 September 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP
  • Mr Phillip Thompson OAM, MP
  • Mr George Christensen MP

Adult Learners Week 2020: a chance to refresh and reskill

It’s never too late to learn and Adult Learners Week 2020, which kicks off today, will help people find new skills in a rapidly changing labour market. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 1 September 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

Reforming Australia's vocational education and training regulator

A significant step has been taken to improve Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector with the passing of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 25 August 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

National Skills Week highlights critical role vocational education and training has in the national recovery

National Skills Week 2020 will focus on the critical role the vocational education and training (VET) sector has in the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 August 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

JobTrainer skills package for economic growth and recovery

The Morrison Government will invest $2 billion to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retraining and upskilling them into sectors with job opportunities, as the…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 16 July 2020

Ministers:

  • The Hon Scott Morrison MP
  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

WA workers learning COVID-19 safety skills

New short courses in infection control are now being rolled out to help customer-facing businesses open safely and minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 2 July 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP
  • The Hon Sue Ellery MP

Inaugural report of the National Skills Commission: the Australian labour market and Covid-19

A report released today by the National Skills Commission (NSC) shows that while the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market has been significant, some data indicates early signs of stabilisation…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 1 July 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

National Skills Commission to help Australia's economic recovery

A vital element to the Morrison Government’s JobMaker strategy has been locked in, with the National Skills Commissioner Bill passing through Parliament.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 19 June 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

New skill set to support aged and disability sectors

The Morrison Government is continuing to rapidly roll out more qualifications to deal with the challenges put by COVID-19.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 21 May 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

National Careers Week 2020 - more critical than ever

National Careers Week 2020 is an opportunity for Australians to consider the benefits of vocational education and training (VET) to launch or future proof their careers and help them come through…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 18 May 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

$100 million paid to keep Australian apprentices and trainees on the job

More than $100 million has been paid out to almost 13,000 employers assisting 22,035 apprentices and trainees remain on the job since the Morrison Government launched the Supporting Apprentices…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 8 May 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP