The Tasmanian Government has recently announced they are undertaking $30 million in upgrades to TasTAFE campuses, building new facilities and purchasing new equipment to bolster the economy from the effects of COVID-19.
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The NSW government has temporarily paused the review of its TAFE during the pandemic and it is anticipated that the review will recommence in late 2020.
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
The McGowan Government has established an urgent review of skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID-19’s impact on the workforce
In an announcement made by the Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman, the annual Queensland Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, moving entirely online for the first time in the event’s 59-year history. Nominations will be extended until the end of June with the regional and state winners announced online.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/queensland-training-awards-to-go-ahead-as-virtual-events/
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), who is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors has advocated for the Australian Government to make a major investment in funding training for job seekers providing them with the education and skills that will get them back into work
The state government in South Australia is providing financial assistance to VET providers to the tune of $16 million which will support non-government training providers in their critical role of meeting the skills needs of the state, to adapt and remain viable as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve.
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA ) is asking for a moratorium on all routine reporting and auditing activity, plus suspension of charges levied on the independent tertiary education system so that ITECA members can focus on supporting their students and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TAFEs in Western Australia have implemented a new delivery approach commencing today until April 9 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most of TAFE NSW programs will be suspended from Monday until the end of April amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak.