The recently published review of the AQF identified the current model as unsuitable for a rapidly changing, technology-disrupted workforce
Industry Leaders have called for TAFE to be at the centre of the rebuilding of the vocational education and training sector.
The state government is concerned the sector is failing to train for the future of work and will look at how skill shortages can be alleviated during the 12-month review.
Unique International College Pty Ltd which pocketed almost $140 million in Commonwealth funds while an RTO has been penalised by the Federal Court to the tune of $4.16 million for exploiting the government funding scheme.
International and domestic students can apply directly to the approved regional university or vocational education provider for the scholarships.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee has called for the need for greater collaboration between schools, vocational education providers, universities and industry.
The review will scrutinise the governance, policies, and culture of the National Regulator of Vocational Education and Training.
The review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will inform a 12 to 18 month program of improvements that will ensure regulation by ASQA is transparent and effective according to its Minister, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.
Anthony Albanese has announced Labor would create Jobs and Skills Australia, a new federal agency tasked with addressing skills and workforce shortages if elected.
Read more here: https://7news.com.au/
politics/albanese-in-future- skills-and-jobs-pitch-c-529204 and https://www.9news.com.au/ national/what-labor-s-anthony- albanese-is-promising/ 7a21de3b-ec4e-4778-9435- cb9e02ddcff8 and https://www. miragenews.com/tafe-must-be- front-and-centre-of-labor-s- skills-focus/ and https:// 7news.com.au/politics/cash- slams-albaneses-first-policy- speech-c-530106
Round 1 now open
Funding allocation is available for projects that are relevant to the following priority themes: Talent and employability; Industry partnerships; International partnerships; International engagement; Student experience. The IET Partnership Fund is designed to support consortia (of at least two parties) in the education sector to deliver projects to drive sustainable growth in the international education sector in Queensland. The IET Partnership Fund is managed by Study Queensland within Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). Applications for Round 1 close on 20 December 2019.