Key MP likes uni legislation but wants some changes

Key MP likes uni legislation but wants some changes
The member of parliament who is likely to hold the single decisive vote on the Jobs-ready Graduates Package of fees and subsidies for universities says she “accepts” the views of the government on the future of regional universities and vocational education, both of which get support in the bill.

Migration must play a role in Australia’s post-COVID economic recovery

Migration must play a role in Australia’s post-COVID economic recovery

Providing more information and transparency on skills shortages will be critical to bolster confidence in both our skills and migration systems, at a time when we will see both historically high and rising unemployment, as well as pockets of skills shortages. These circumstances will be challenging for the community to reconcile.  

Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/migration-must-play-a-role-in-australia-s-post-covid-economic-recovery-20200925-p55zbz.html

The five most powerful people in education

The five most powerful people in education

In May, the National Skills Commission came to life as the anchor for reform in the training sector, though there’s a long way to go. The new commissioner has only just been formally appointed, and state-based TAFEs are highly protective. Steven Joyce, the New Zealand-based architect of vocational reform, has spent months pushing heads together.  

Read more here: https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/education/the-five-most-powerful-people-in-education-20200716-p55cs0