Training providers and employers aren't adapting fast enough to meet the skill needs thrown up by the fourth industrial revolution.
In April 2019, the government-commissioned Joyce review made 71 recommendations to reform the VET sector. Here's what the report said, and what the government is doing about it.
Vocation specific language courses can encourage both linguistic and cultural awareness. They can equip students with the basics they need to communicate.
Both major parties have promised more money to help boost apprenticeship numbers, including by providing incentives to employers. But history shows this isn't the best way to spend public dollars.
Education remains one of government's key priority sectors yet it continues to be in a crisis.
VET’s role in employable skill development is critical. But we also need to strongly support the role VET plays in getting disadvantaged groups into education and work.
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.
Many young Australians and their parents don't consider VET as a potential post-school pathway, even if it might be more suitable for them than university.
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.
The fourth is the Oxford-style debate series, this article argues that "the impact reflected by Trump is here to stay".
If Labor is to once again uncap university funding, vocational education reform is a vital.
Schools can't equip students with all the skills they need once they start work, especially STEM and digital skills. Here's one way they can better prepare their students for life after school.
Basket weaving and knitting are used pejoratively to make a point but not 'manly' pursuits such as metalcrafts or woodwork.
Funding debates dominated most education policy talks in 2017, but discussions look to be extending past the dollar value in 2018 with a number of high profile reports due for release.
Students should consider all their options and remember the ATAR is just one measure that doesn't necessarily dictate how well they will do in future.
To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector education and training is in dire need of substantial reform for greater integration, cooperation and accountability.
VET certification standards differ greatly from university. Students qualify for diplomas with no set course length, assignments, or campus contact.
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.
The government is right to cut back on funding certain VET courses that have low-enrolment rates and are unlikely to lead to work.