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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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 (…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.