Australia could learn from Germany in reforming its VET sector

Australia could learn from Germany in reforming its VET sector

The poorly designed and funded vocational education sector that has evolved in Australia over the past 20 years has left it as the Cinderella of education. As the Prime Minister continues his challenge of reforming the Australian federation, vocational education is an excellent place to start.
Read more here:  https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6778032/what-germany-can-teach-australia-about-building-a-world-class-vocational-education-system/?cs=12

National Cabinet has replaced COAG

National Cabinet has replaced COAG
COAG is now being replaced by the new national cabinet, which first surfaced in March in response to the coronavirus crisis.  According to the PM, the national cabinet’s focus will now shift to job creation as Australia begins to exit the coronavirus health crisis.

Read more here:  https://www.mybusiness.com.au/finance/6995-coag-is-no-more-national-cabinet-to-focus-on-job-creation?utm_source=MyBusiness&utm_campaign=02_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2&utm_emailID=f216ce3d5b350e4191a55cbfb8379673a53dfcc989cdb85c66bf431fdc4e8268  

Travel ban exemption for international students from July proposed

Travel ban exemption for international students from July proposed

International students bring about A$39 billion (S$36.7 billion) a year into Australia and account for about 26 per cent of total university revenue. The sudden loss of many students from abroad amid the ban on arrivals of foreign nationals due to the pandemic has already led to staff cuts at universities and could leave some facing financial collapse if it continues into next year.
Read more here:  https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/coronavirus-australian-universities-propose-safe-corridors-to-allow-foreign

Roadmap to recovery from COVID-19 includes skills training

The government’s newly-established National Skills Commission would provide detailed labour market analysis to identify where the skills shortages were.   Training up tradespeople and skilled workers will be the government’s top priority as it leads Australia out of the COVID-19 economic crisis.