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Victorian Skills Commissioner launches HVAC Centre of Excellence at Holmesglen Institute

The new HVAC Centre of Excellence at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus in Melbourne was officially opened this week by the Victorian Skills Commissioner, Mr Neil Coulson. Some 100 guests from HVAC and associated industries attended the event which is a collaborative partnership between Holmesglen TAFE and the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA). The Centre […]

Victorian Skills Commissioner and Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority sign MOU

Victorian Skills Commissioner (VSC), Mr Neil Coulson together with Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) Chief Executive Officer, Ms Lynn Glover signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday May 24, 2019. The VRQA is an independent authority that works to assure the quality of education and training in Victoria, it applies standards to education […]

Global Skills Challenge

The 2019 Global Skills Challenge, staged in conjunction with the Victorian Skills Commissioner and WorldSkills Australia, is the biggest international skills excellence competition to be held in Australia this year. The Victorian Skills Commissioner opened and closed the event, which saw 500 competitors and officials from 16 different countries taking part in 24 different skill […]

Great South Coast Regional Skills Demand Profile Launched

The Victorian Skills Commissioner, Mr Neil Coulson, launched the Great South Coast Regional Skills Demand Profile at Keppell Prince Engineering in Portland today.   The Profile is an outcome of the Regional Skills Taskforce – Great South Coast Region. Comprising prominent Great South Coast business leaders, the Regional Skills Taskforce was established in December 2017 […]

The Victorian Training Awards

Tickets for the VTA gala dinner on sale now Don’t miss out on securing tickets for the most prestigious event on the vocational education and training calendar, the Victorian Training Awards’ gala dinner on 24 August at Crown Palladium. Tickets are available at $180 per person or for $160 for a table of ten. Now […]

Victorian Skills Commissioner responds to 2018/19 Victorian Budget

Victoria’s students, workers and employers will receive better support from the Vocational Education and Training system in wake of the 2018/19 Victorian state budget released today, says Victorian Skills Commissioner, Mr Neil Coulson.   The Victorian Skills Commissioner’s media release is available here

Launch of the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce Report

On Monday 27 November 2017, the Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon Gayle Tierney MP, launched the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce report. The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce, chaired by the Victorian Skills Commissioner Mr Neil Coulson, was established to examine opportunities and current barriers to the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria The report […]

Metropolitan Industry and Skills Roundtable

Future skilling requirements and industry growth and trends topped the agenda at a targeted metropolitan roundtable in Bundoora on 2 August. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson hosted the roundtable which was designed to gather intelligence on industry and skilling needs in Metropolitan Melbourne. More than 20 industry […]

Great South Coast Regional Industry and Skills Roundtable

Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney hosted a targeted roundtable in Warrnambool on 28 July to discuss industry and skills in the Great South Coast region. More than 25 industry leaders converged at South West TAFE to examine growth and change in the region, barriers and opportunities to […]

Victorian Skills Commissioner visits Robinvale for Mallee Regional Skills Taskforce meeting

Skills shortages and workforce training needs topped the agenda at the third Mallee Regional Skills Taskforce meeting in Robinvale on 26 July. Prominent Mallee business leaders and local council representatives met with the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson to discuss the unique training and skills requirements of the region, workforce pressures and future industry growth […]

Skilling Australia: future directions for VET

On 25 July, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined Federal Assistant Minister Karen Andrews and Box Hill Institute’s Chief Executive Officer Norman Gray on a discussion panel as part of the CEDA event, Skilling Australia: future directions for VET. The panel examined the Federal Government’s new commitments to vocational education and training, including the new […]

VTA State Conference

On 21 July, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined industry leaders on a panel as part of the Victorian TAFE Association’s 2017 state conference. The panel discussion was facilitated by ABC Melbourne radio presenter Lindy Burns and addressed the topic, TAFE at the heart of community prosperity. LH Martin Institute’s Associate Professor Ruth Schubert and […]

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