The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

  • Minister for Skills and Training

The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP was sworn in as Minister for Skills and Training on 1 June 2022.

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More young Australians advising the Albanese Government

The Albanese Government is working directly with young people on policies and programs that matter to them. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 9 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP
  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • The Hon Linda Burney MP
  • The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Skills Passport consultation begins

Public submissions are being sought on how a Skills Passport could help workers promote their skills and qualifications, and businesses find more skilled employees.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 17 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

New service joins myGov

The Albanese Government is helping students to manage more of their government business in the palm of their hand, with myGov welcoming a new service.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 20 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP

Fixing Australia's broken migration system

The Albanese Government is today taking a major step forward in reforming Australia’s broken migration system with the biggest reforms to migration in a generation.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 11 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Clare O'Neil MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Andrew Giles MP

Australia India Education and Skills Council meeting

This week’s meeting of the first Australia India Education and Skills Council is an important next step in strengthening Australia’s education and skills partnership with India.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 8 November 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Boost to early childhood education and care workforce

Australia’s early childhood education and care sector has grown by more than 14,000 workers since May 2022, with a further 123,000 additional educators and teachers in the training pipeline.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 7 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Next steps to strengthen the integrity of international education

The Albanese Government has announced today the next steps it is taking to strengthen integrity in the international education sector and better protect students.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 2 October 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Clare O'Neil MP

Press Conference - Adelaide

SUBJECTS: Employment White Paper, migration, productivity, skills shortages, education, Michael Pezzullo.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 25 September 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jim Chalmers MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Clare O'Neil MP
  • The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP

Turbocharging TAFE Centres of Excellence and accelerating apprenticeships

The Albanese Government will equip more Australians with the skills of the future by turbocharging TAFE Centres of Excellence and accelerating the take up of higher and degree apprenticeships in the…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 25 September 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Jim Chalmers MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP

National Skills Passport

The Albanese Government will progress a National Skills Passport, in consultation with industry and governments, as part of our efforts to help workers promote their qualifications and businesses…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 September 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jim Chalmers MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Action to end rorts in international education

The Albanese Government is today announcing a package of measures to support integrity in the international education system and to support genuine international students.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 26 August 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Clare O'Neil MP

Meeting with China's Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng

Ministers Jason Clare and Brendan O’Connor will meet with the Minister of Education for the People’s Republic of China, Professor Huai Jinpeng, during his first ministerial visit to Australia.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 August 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP