Market forces don’t work well in education. For-profit businesses are more tempted to exploit loopholes than provide quality service.
Australia has settled thousands of African refugees over the years yet fewer than one in ten go on to study in higher education.
Unveiled in his budget reply on Thursday night, Shorten said this would be the “most important investment in Medicare since Bob Hawke created it”.
The program we’ve developed led to a 96% completion rate for one group of Aboriginal TAFE students.
The skills shortage in the foundry sector shows there is a continuing demand for “traditional” trades.
Teacher preparation has been identified as a key factor in the quality of education. To improve the quality of the VET sector, we need to ensure teachers and trainers are qualified to teach.
We already have all the research reports, reviews and inquiries we need to make reform to the VET sector happen. What we need is proactive leadership and action.
VET needs a new set of priorities and operating principles that are fit for the future.
Although fewer Australian teens planned on going to university or TAFE than 15 years ago, figures were still higher than the OECD average.
Basket weaving and knitting are used pejoratively to make a point but not ‘manly’ pursuits such as metalcrafts or woodwork.
30 skill priority areas will be free from the beginning of 2019 in Victoria. Students will feel the most benefit, while private providers say the policy is not equitable.
Bill Shorten will put creating new jobs, sustaining existing ones, and training and retraining Australian jobseekers at the heart of his economic agenda in a major speech on Tuesday.
New research shows private VET providers are ill-equipped to tackle the learning needs of vulnerable young people, who are increasingly being enrolled onto these training courses.
Labor’s policy essentially creates a new layer of tertiary education that would involve universities and TAFE Institutes working together to deliver associate degrees and advanced diplomas.
A leaked paper suggests that the federal government should take over funding VET courses. But it’s a path we should tread with great caution.
The risks posed by deregulating the vocational education and training sector have serious impacts for large sections of the labour market.
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Less than half of young people in Australia go to university, so why do we make this the gold standard that all should strive for?
The South Australian government has decided to largely limit funding for government-subsidised vocational courses to TAFE South Australia, the sole public training provider.
NSW Nationals’ leader Troy Grant has broken new ground by speaking Wiradjuri in parliament and at his party’s election launch – and it reflects a growing Indigenous language revival in NSW.