TAFE’s future in VET in Australia

TAFE's future in VET in Australia
For vocational education to become a “first best option” in Australia’s tertiary education, policy needs to move the two key sectors closer to some semblance of parity. Whilst the enrolment patterns and government investment in the two sectors differ, the two key public institutions – universities and TAFE – are foundational to the trust and confidence placed in Australian tertiary education. Effective and fair policy and funding are a significant element in sustaining the esteem of Australian tertiary education.

Impact of TAFE cuts highlighted in AEU survey

Impact of TAFE cuts highlighted in AEU survey

The State of Our TAFEs survey, the first for a decade, received more than 1,400 responses from Australian Education Union (AEU) members giving insights from experienced TAFE teachers and revealing the impact of budget cuts across the sector. Approximately $3 billion in cuts to VET budgets have been made during the current Government’s term in office, the AEU said, with TAFE specifically experiencing a nearly 25 per cent decline in enrolment

Read more here: https://thesector.com.au/2020/07/10/aeu-survey-reveals-impact-of-budget-cuts-on-tafe-1400-responses-received/

Funding inequities of VET sector highlighted in report

Funding inequities of VET sector highlighted in report
The Productivity Commission will release its interim report today, recommending major changes to the hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies now offered to registered training organisations, a new student voucher system and a fairer, less complex student loan scheme for TAFE students

Victorian Government supports TAFE with $260m package

Victorian Government supports TAFE with $260m package
Victorian Government supports TAFE with $260m package
The $261 million TAFE package will not only support enrollment but also the move to online, flexible, remote learning. 

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