The State Government has sent a letter to all non-government training providers, urging them to lobby Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas over his party’s vocal opposition to TAFE cuts, in a move setting up the issue as an early election battleground.
The government is to publish its long-promised overhaul of skills and vocational education in England, which will give employers a direct role in designing new qualifications but without any commitments over long-term funding for the further education sector.
Thousands of international students have signed a petition addressed to the House of Representatives calling for their exemption from Australia’s COVID-19 travel border restrictions.
Australia’s skills sector will be critical to the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19, but there are more warnings that major improvements are needed.
Australia’s vocational education and training system has copped a fresh round of criticism with more calls to overhaul its most confusing and underperforming aspects.
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Productivity Commission suggests vocational students should be charged minimum upfront fees to avoid perceptions of ‘free money’
Governments have missed targets and stepped back from policy aspirations across Australia’s vocational education and training system, the Productivity Commission has found.
A new national skills agreement is needed to better hold governments to account while ensuring Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system can deliver a more productive workforce, the Productivity Commission has proposed.
This special report showcases the seismic shifts that have taken place as a result of COVID-19.
Employers say workers need more skills to get good jobs, but Australia’s vocational education and training system is letting down students, according to the Productivity Commission (PC).