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Federal Budget 2024-2025: Debt relief for students in the tertiary sector

The Australian government will ‘wipe out’ $3 billion in student debt across the higher education and VET sectors by overhauling the debt indexation measure currently used to determine increases. Students who owe money through HECS-HELP, the VET Student Loan program or Australian Apprenticeship Support Loan will benefit from the changes to indexation. The government continues...


Free digital skills training under Job Ready network

In response to the high demand for skilled workers, the WA Government has added free digital skills training as part of its Job Ready network. The Digital Job Ready program is being delieverd by TAFE with the most recent cohort of 11 graduates from North Metropolitan TAFE under the banner of its Koomba Birdal (Big...


VET qualification reform update

In March, the Qualification Reform Design Group delivered its initial advice to skills ministers who have the challenging task of managing a fit-for-purpose, complex VET education system. The Group agrees that there is a need for a new system of VET qualifications, with the new model moving away from a “one size fits all” approach...


Western Australian finalists and winners in the Australian in National Training Awards

WA was well represented by Finalists and Medal winners at the National Training Awards held in Hobart in November All WA Finalists and winners are listed below. Finalists:  Hannah Morrison in the Trainee of the Year category,  Anthony Georgeff as Excellence in Literacy, Language and Numeracy VET Teacher/Trainer of the year category,  Robert Nicolosi Finalist...


Fee-Free VET Courses to Continue

The Albanese and Cook Governments have announced the fee-free course within TAFE and VET will continue in Western Australia for a further three years. According to the media statement, there have already been great results in enrolments, with more 34,000 enrolling this year. Extending these opportunities helps with the cost of living and allows Western...


WA Training Awards 2023 Finalists Announced

FAPSTC wishes to congratulate the individual and organisation finalists in the 2023 WA Training Awards. The Minister for Training, Simone McGurk, announced the 45 finalists composing of 31 finalisted competing for 8 individual awards and the remainging 14 for 5 organisation categories. There is a presentation ceremony in September, which will see the winners announced....