Celebrity builder’s gig as VET spruiker under scrutiny

Celebrity builder's gig as VET spruiker under scrutiny

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.

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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.

TAFE NSW spends big on consultants

NSW reviewing its vocational education and training system
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”. 

Jobs for the boys in interim national skills commissioner appointment

Michaelia Cash has defended the appointment of Adam Boyton to the $500,000-a-year job of interim national skills commissioner. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

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”.

Labor Leader makes promises to address vocational education and training crisis if his party wins government

Anthony Albanese has promised his Labor government will create a new federal jobs and skills agency. Credit: AAP
Anthony Albanese has announced Labor would create Jobs and Skills Australia, a new federal agency tasked with addressing skills and workforce shortages if elected.