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2013 Federal Election

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Square Kilometre Array radio telescope dishesDelivering solutions to the ICT skill shortages 

 
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.
 

LATEST NEWS

 
Monday, 5 August 2013

Sky News First Edition

Minister for Employment, Skills and Training Brendan O'Connor interviewed by Kieran Gilbert.
Monday, 5 August 2013

ABC News Breakfast

Minister for Employment, Skills and Training Brendan O'Connor interviewed by Michael Rowland.
Friday, 2 August 2013

New 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.
Friday, 2 August 2013

Thousands 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.
Tuesday, 30 July 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.
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