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

Chinese students returning to their studies in Australia

Chinese students returning to their studies in Australia
Universities and other international education providers such as TAFE’s are encouraged by the large number of students arriving to recommence their courses however, the sector has warned tens of thousands are still missing out on their studies and providers will feel the impact. Approximately 75,000 students are still stuck offshore and some are looking to study in other countries, including Britain and Canada, which had not imposed travel bans like Australia.  

Scott Cam hits the road to promote VET

The National Careers Ambassador has spurred into action commencing a national tour to spruik all things VET following criticism that he being highly paid for doing little. Cam will help Australians at all ages and stages to make informed decisions about learning and training opportunities that can open pathways to rewarding jobs and demonstrate the value of a trades career.   The TV celebrity is tasked with spreading the word that vocational education can lead to high paying and fulfilling jobs.

TasTAFE one of the most affordable public provider’s in Australia

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.