Boris Johnson has promised to end the “pointless, nonsensical gulf” between university and vocational education, in what he called a “radical” shakeup of funding for post-18 education.
Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/sep/29/boris-johnson-announces-radical-plan-to-boost-vocational-training
An ASQA investigation into misrepresentation of vocational education training (VET) courses has led to a conviction and $10,000 fine for Qualify Me! Pty Ltd in the NSW Local Court.
Australia has put in place a number of measures to help apprentices and trainees continue their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lesson from the last recession is that a full economic recovery will need business to also play a part by investing in skill development.
Registered training organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding through the latest round of the Tasmanian Government’s Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice), with applications now open. The fund provides subsidies through grants to significantly reduce the cost of providing quality training and assessment for nationally recognised qualifications.
A former Australian rock band member and an ex-professional rugby league player are among 77 regional winners named in an online ceremony for this year’s Queensland Training Awards.
The number of Australians starting an apprenticeship or traineeship has dropped by 11 per cent, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing a significant impact on the administrative, construction and food industries.
Read more here: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/workplace/covid-19-causes-11-per-cent-drop-in-new-apprentices-trainees-20200907-p55t57.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed
A finance expert has taken aim at the Federal Government for its approach to economic recovery that favours “shovel-ready” construction projects over building digital skills for young people.
Read more here: https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/tradie-recovery-010905506.html
Tasmania will build its way out of the pandemic, but now is the time to think about how to future proof the workforce.
Read more here: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6898650/making-it-easier-for-future-students-will-help-economy/
PwC Australia will on Monday release a report which recommends a tighter partnership between industry and government to address future skills needs with “micro-credentials”. These are shorter courses, as opposed to a full qualification that provide specific skills a business needs.
Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/australia-should-take-the-short-course-to-rebuild-report-20200822-p55ocj.html