Media Releases: Budget 2015-16


Budget 2015-16:  Education and Training: Skills and knowledge for a prosperous Australia

The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The Government is delivering more opportunities for Australians to access a lifetime of learning from preschool to university.

Budget 2015-16:  Strengthening the VET sector to get skilled Australians into work

The Government is investing around $6 billion this year to support training that gives apprentices and vocational students the high quality training they need for modern Australian workplaces.

Budget 2015-16: Preschool funding certainty delivered for Australian families

The Government’s announcement to extend funding to the states and territories under the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education means Australian families can continue to have access to a preschool programme for 600 hours of preschool education in the year before full-time school, until December 2017.