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

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.

Industry body rejects Box Hill TAFE diploma course

Industry body rejects Box Hill TAFE diploma course
The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) who is the professional body overseeing qualifications, has suspended Box Hill Institute’s accreditation to offer the Diploma of Community Services. The association has taken action after receiving numerous complaints from students and concerns about the significant reduction of work experience hours being offered.

TAFE NSW abysmal staff survey results leaked

TAFE is facing an "existential threat", says a former bureaucrat, as a new survey finds staff morale has plummeted.CREDIT:ADAM MCLEAN
The results have shown overall, staff engagement has fallen from 56 per cent last year to 49 per cent this year.  Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee has tasked the managing director of TAFE NSW to direct the executive leadership team to visit all campuses and listen to the concerns of TAFE NSW staff so urgent action can be taken to improve.