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Media Releases

2/08/2013Thousands more to receive 800 hours of free literacy and numeracy training
Thousands of Australians seeking work will benefit from an expansion in a $440 million literacy and numeracy training program offered by the Australian Government.

2/08/2013New national framework tailors training to the real world of work
Jobseekers will be better equipped for work with the launch of a national framework that defines general ‘employability’ skills so they can be assessed and boosted where necessary.

30/07/2013$21 million energy training centre for Gladstone
A new $21 million energy training centre at the Gladstone campus of the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE (CQIT) will boost the local economy by providing more than 140 additional training places in the resources and energy sector.

25/07/2013New skills for more than 3,000 older Australians
More than 3,000 older Australians will have the opportunity to learn new skills and stay engaged with like-minded locals after $1.2 million funding was allocated to almost 100 community education courses.

17/07/2013Australia to share job creation success at G20 in Moscow
The Australian Government will share its experience in delivering economic resilience, job creation and labour force flexibility at the Group of 20 labour and employment ministers’ meeting in Russia this week.

11/07/2013Labor Government delivers record high job numbers
Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment continued to expand in June, increasing by 10,300 to a record high of 11,668,500.

11/07/2013Campbell Newman's cuts send Queensland's unemployment soaring
Employment Minister Brendan O’Connor has warned Queensland’s skyrocketing unemployment rate under Premier Campbell Newman would be replicated across Australia if Tony Abbott ever became Prime Minister.

9/07/2013Delivering solutions to the ICT skills shortage
A new report on Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workforce points the way forward to delivering solutions to the nation’s ICT skills shortage and boosting productivity in the digital age.

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