TAFEs in Western Australia have implemented a new delivery approach commencing today until April 9 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scott Cam has attended just one event since October last year as the National Career Ambassador despite pocketing $145,000 of his $350,000 18 month-contract. The Block star’s sole public appearance was a press conference alongside Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash to announce his appointment last year. Cam had also appeared in three short videos, made four social media posts and put a profile on a government website.
Read more here: https://7news.com.au/politics/scott-cams-federal-careers-gig-under-fire-c-730542
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.
NCVER data recently released shows South Australia had a large increase in the number of students, increases in program enrolments at TAFE and non-government providers, and an increase in apprentice and trainee program enrolments in the first nine months of 2019.
A new report released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has shown Queensland was the only state to increase funding in certificate IV, diploma and higher-level qualifications in 2018.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/queensland-leads-nation-in-higher-level-vet-funding/
More than $6.4 million on 8 different contracts to various firms to provide advice and services across the TAFE sector has been spent between June 2018 and September 2019 by the NSW government. The government is half-way through amalgamating its once 10 separate institutes into one central entity referred to as “OneTAFE reforms”.
The appointment of former Liberal staffer Adam Boyton to the interim national skills commissioner role has been called into question as it has been revealed that the procurement process undertaken by the government allowed him to secure the position through limited tender “due to an absence of competition for technical reasons”.
Anthony Albanese has announced Labor would create Jobs and Skills Australia, a new federal agency tasked with addressing skills and workforce shortages if elected.
Queenslanders will be able to access more subsidised training courses with an announcement of the Skills Boost program by the state government yesterday.