TAFE NSW suspends all but a few classes

NSW reviewing its vocational education and training system

The NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education has advised that most TAFE courses would be suspended from Monday with the exception of enrolled nursing and aged care courses which will continue. The suspension will enable TAFE NSW to concentrate on moving courses online for future delivery.

Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/tafe-courses-suspended-from-monday-but-nursing-and-aged-care-to-continue-20200325-p54dn3.html

NSW reviewing its vocational education and training system

NSW reviewing its vocational education and training system

The VET review commissioned by the NSW government aims to respond to challenges including a dramatic decline in VET participation and course completion rates. Close to half (47.5 per cent) of students who do enrol fail to complete their course.   Its terms of reference will include how university courses might incorporate vocational education and training (VET) courses to help students become more job-ready.

TasTAFE one of the most affordable public provider’s in Australia

Tasmania continues to perform better than the Australian average across most key indicators for apprentices and trainees with commencements increasing by 9.7 per cent in the 12 months to June according to its
Labor Government. Labor leader, Rebecca White has suggested their free TAFE policy for industries facing skills shortages would address issues in attracting workers and apprentices to construction sites and provide opportunities for Tasmanians young and old. The opposition has accused the government of not doing enough to build the state’s skilled workforce through TAFE, saying construction companies are struggling to obtain workers and apprentices for development projects.