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.

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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

Key appointment to strengthen mining workforce

Training for jobs in Australia’s critical mining industry is set to receive a boost with the commencement of the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 7 May 2020

Ministers:

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

Timely ASQA Review will support pandemic recovery

The Morrison Government welcomes the release of the rapid review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA) governance, culture and regulatory practices and will support all 24…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 30 April 2020

Ministers:

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

$1.3 Billion to support Apprentices and Trainees now available to Small Businesses

Wage subsidies for apprentices and trainees have already started to flow, giving employers and employees stability and financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 3 April 2020

Ministers:

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

Fast-tracking training and skills during COVID-19

A new sub-committee of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), will drive rapid and flexible development of training packages during the COVID-19 crisis.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 3 April 2020

Ministers:

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

National Careers Institute grant funding applications open to improve career advice

The Morrison Government’s National Careers Institute has today opened applications for grants up to the value of $700,000 for programs which will foster innovative partnerships between industry,…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 30 March 2020

Ministers:

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

Industry training hub now open for Burnie youth

A new Industry Training Hub will open in Burnie today, giving senior high school students in Tasmania’s north-west access to opportunities to build their skills and choose occupations that are in d

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 16 March 2020

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
  • The Hon Steve Irons MP
  • Mr Gavin Pearce MP

$1.3 billion support package to keep apprentices and trainees on the job

The Morrison Government is backing apprentices and trainees as part of the Government’s Economic Response to the Coronavirus.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 12 March 2020

Ministers:

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

Annual VET Policy and Compliance Summit 2020: Address on Government measures to strengthen VET in 2020

Check against delivery  It is my pleasure to join you today, to speak about what this year — 2020 — has in store for the vocational education and training sector.

Release type: Speech

Date: 11 March 2020

Ministers:

  • The Hon Steve Irons MP

Scott Cam headlines year of action for skills and training

National Careers Ambassador and Australia’s favourite tradie Scott Cam today kicked off a national tour to promote the value of vocational education, at an event hosted by TAFE NSW Ryde.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 10 March 2020

Ministers:

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