New campaign aims to put Tasmanians on the right track to a great career

New campaign aims to put Tasmanians on the right track to a great career

The Tasmanian Government is aiming to build a pipeline of skilled Tasmanians, and to provide more career options through the launch of a new campaign called The Right TrackThe Right Track puts a spotlight on vocational education and training (VET) and encourages learners of all ages to try something new whether it’s a short course, qualification or apprenticeship in a range of careers, including early childhood education and care (ECEC).

Aged care training centre in NSW Budget

Aged care training centre in NSW Budget

The NSW Government has allocated $2.5 million in the 2020-21 state budget to develop a business case for a residential aged care training facility. The business case will investigate the development of a residential aged care training facility on a TAFE campus to provide the skills training needed to meet the demand for an additional 1 million aged care workers by 2050.

Read more here: https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/executive/aged-care-training-centre-in-nsw-budget/

Governance changes for ASQA

Governance changes for ASQA
New governance arrangements to support ASQA’s continued evolution as a modern regulator were passed by the Australian Parliament on 24 August 2020. The agency’s new governance arrangements outlined in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2020 will come into effect following assent and proclamation.

Qld Government to investigate job and subsidised training rort 

Qld Government to investigate job and subsidised training rort
A five-point plan to address the issue of online scammers unlawfully misleading jobseekers into training programs has been released and includes an independent investigation by the Queensland Training Ombudsman.

Read more here:  https://trainingombudsman.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Review-of-Advertising-and-Training-Terms-of-Reference-Final.pdf?_cldee=Y2FybWVsQGVkbWluaXN0cmF0ZS5jb20uYXU%3d&recipientid=lead-e3112724e499e711812a70106fa11a21-482164420f5a4bfa86e11b79b4a3c150&esid=939fa5df-c0e5-ea11-a817-000d3a7972f5  

COVID-19 impacting on Australia’s education sector

COVID-19 impacting on Australia's education sector

According to Australia’s Independent Tertiary Education Council, which has members across the higher education and technical education and training sector, 10% of international students with independent providers have cancelled their enrolments and 24% have deferred their enrolment.