The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has taken to cancel Soar Aviation’s registration as a Registered Training Organisation. ASQA simultaneously has removed five aviation qualifications from Box Hill Institute’s scope of registration. The decision has impacted 400 students studying a diploma of aviation (commercial pilot licence – aeroplane) with Soar Aviation and dozens of students are now considering a class action against the provider.
A study consortia has been created with each of the eight states and territories in Australia participating to grow their respective markets in International Education.
Peter Harris who was Australia’s former productivity boss between 2012 and 2019 says the Morrison government is failing to stimulate the economy, productivity has collapsed and wages have stagnated.
Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/former-productivity-commissioner-attacks-coalition-s-economic-plan-20200114-p53rby.html
Employment and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash has denied a journalist’s access to information via to a Freedom of Information request regarding the hiring of Scott Cam. Cam who is well known from the TV show “The Block” was hired last year to spruik the benefits of trade apprenticeships as the National Careers Ambassador.
Read more here: https://www.thebigsmoke.com.au/2020/01/14/michaelia-cash-refuses-foi-request-to-detail-scott-cam-hire/
This two-part series of articles from Desire2Learn examines addressing skills gaps with micro-credentials and how organisations can introduce them in their strategy
It will take billions of dollars to educate the workforce of the future. But the cost of inaction will be much higher.
MOOCs can be used to keep workers up to speed with new skils and tackle high turnover and staff shortages when there is a need for specialised training in a hurry.
Read more here: https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/01/07/moocs-could-be-effective-for-employee-upskilling.aspx?admgarea=news
The revelation of the 6 million dollars spend on consultants has sparked political and public debates, especially in light of the current Reorganisation occurring at TAFE NSW.