THE Palaszczuk government has pledged $100 million to undertake major expansions of TAFE facilities right across regional Queensland, if re-elected at the upcoming state election.
Here are four TAFE institutes in Australia that stand out for industry-relevant curricula, work experience opportunities, and practical learning.
Third-year motor mechanic apprentices Mitchell Evans and Jordan Stansfield are confident their career choice will see them through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. “It’s a job that will always be in demand because of the human input,” Mr Evans, 21, said. The apprentices work at a Parramatta workshop for Volvo which has just entered into a new training partnership with TAFE NSW.Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/tafe-nsw-links-up-with-volvo-in-training-partnership-20201002-p561e0.html
The head of the industry body that represents the nation’s TAFEs has described the system as “broken” and says serious reform is needed.
Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-29/tafes-using-outdated-equipment-and-old-methods-critics-say/12602930
The NSW Government will on September 25 launch TAFE NSW’s $154 million Digital Technology Hub at Meadowbank in Sydney.
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/
The opening of vocational education—historically, the domain of the public TAFE system—to private providers has been a disaster according to the Socialist Alternative.
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As managing director of TAFE NSW, Steffen Faurby’s aim of studying the training was to get a view from the coalface of the organisation he leads. The role vocational education and training (VET) has to play in addressing looming skills shortages and retraining legions of jobless Australians to support an economic recovery after the summer bush fires and pandemic, is more important than ever.
Read more here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/licence-for-change-danish-seaman-at-helm-for-tafe-s-next-journey-20200812-p55kz6.html
Australia’s TAFE network is suffering from chronic underfunding and failed market-led VET policies according to a new report from the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute.