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Victorian education and training on national stage

Victoria’s best apprentices, trainees and employers will be recognised at the Australian Training Awards in Darwin.

Among the group of six individuals and five local organisations representing Victoria is apprentice Steven Jeffery who studied a Certificate III in Carpentry at Swinburne University of Technology.

Steven has taken the skills he used in Victoria around the world, helping people in India and Cambodia by working with local tradespeople to pass on his knowledge.

Other Victorian finalists include Metricon Homes which is competing for the Industry Collaboration Award and Metro Trains Melbourne which is in the running for the Large Employer of the Year Award.

TAFEs, community providers and high quality private training providers change Victorian lives for the better – that’s why for two years, the Victorian Government has been investing in TAFE and restoring confidence to the training system.

From January Skills First will be rolled out, delivering on the things that matter most to people – a stable training system that industry and students can have confidence in – making sure every Victorian has access to real training so they can get a real job.

The Victorian Government is putting people first by investing in TAFE, taking action against those training providers who don’t meet student needs and making sure industry has a skilled workforce.

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