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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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.
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.
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…
$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…
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.
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…
$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.
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.
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,…
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
$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.
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.