IT industry causing cyber-security skills shortage 

IT industry causing cyber-security skills shortage 
Despite the Australian government’s recently released 2020 cyber-security strategy highlighting cyber-security as a priority area for skills growth, Australian organisations are not focusing sufficient resources on skilling their workforce, which is exacerbating the existing cybersecurity skills shortage.  
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https://securitybrief.com.au/story/a-lack-of-commitment-from-australian-organisations-to-cybersecurity-training-is-holding-us-back 

Short courses to fix skills shortages in efforts to rebuild the economy

Short courses to fix skills shortages in efforts to rebuild the economy

PwC Australia will on Monday release a report which recommends a tighter partnership between industry and government to address future skills needs with “micro-credentials”. These are shorter courses, as opposed to a full qualification that provide specific skills a business needs.
Read more here:  https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/australia-should-take-the-short-course-to-rebuild-report-20200822-p55ocj.html 

Governments prioritizing “job training” over higher education

Governments prioritizing "job training" over higher education

The basic structure of the common good involves meeting human needs for water, sanitation, power, transport, health and access to the law. Such activities require training, and there is an obvious public interest in providing it. But reducing education to job training is not only a partial or limited view. It is sinister.

National VET Regulator Act changes to be enacted

The legislative changes will affect how ASQA publishes current and historic information regarding RTOs, and improve ASQA's ability to quickly respond to regulatory breaches

The legislative changes will affect how ASQA publishes current and historic information regarding RTOs, and improve ASQA’s ability to quickly respond to regulatory breaches. Over the next 12 months, changes to legislation will come into effect to support recent amendments to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act (NVR Act).
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/changes-national-vocational-education-and-training-regulator-regulations

September arrival for international student return to Australia

September arrival for international student return to Australia

International students and universities will be forced to stump up the cost of travel and quarantine as the federal government prepares for the first batch of students to arrive in Australia. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham announced on Sunday that up to 300 students would start arriving in Adelaide as part of a pilot program to restart the international education sector which has been pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more here:
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/international-student-flights-to-australia-to-restart-in-september-20200816-p55m8t.html 

Head of TAFE NSW gains trainer credentials to better understand frontline jobs

Head of TAFE NSW gains trainer credentials to better understand frontline jobs
As managing director of TAFE NSW, Steffen Faurby’s aim of studying the training was to get a view from the coalface of the organisation he leads. The role vocational education and training (VET) has to play in addressing looming skills shortages and retraining legions of jobless Australians to support an economic recovery after the summer bush fires and pandemic, is more important than ever.

Read more here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/licence-for-change-danish-seaman-at-helm-for-tafe-s-next-journey-20200812-p55kz6.html