An ASQA investigation into misrepresentation of vocational education training (VET) courses has led to a conviction and $10,000 fine for Qualify Me! Pty Ltd in the NSW Local Court.
For disadvantaged people with disrupted educational trajectories, such as refugees, vocational qualifications can widen access to paid jobs and enhance economic independence. But many still consider vocational education and training (VET) qualifications not as prestigious as university degrees. This is a widespread issue, especially in African communities.
Read more here: https://theconversation.com/young-african-migrants-are-pushed-into-uni-but-more-find-success-and-happiness-in-vocational-training-145026
Registered training organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding through the latest round of the Tasmanian Government’s Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice), with applications now open. The fund provides subsidies through grants to significantly reduce the cost of providing quality training and assessment for nationally recognised qualifications.
A former Australian rock band member and an ex-professional rugby league player are among 77 regional winners named in an online ceremony for this year’s Queensland Training Awards.
Vice-Chancellors from Australia’s six dual-sector universities have today released their response to the interim report of the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD).
The travel ban on non-Australian residents travelling from China has been extended by the Australia government. The measure that has angered the Chinese government and rocked the higher education sector in Australia, which has a heavy reliance on Chinese international students.
Read more here: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/coronavirus-affects-a-third-of-private-tertiary-education-students-20200217-p541o2.html