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July – Dec 2019 VDC Professional Learning Program Now Released

The July – Dec 2019 VDC Professional Learning Program is offering an extensive range of continuous PD opportunities for the VET workforce through one hour webinars, half and full day workshops as well as a range of special events. Enhanced workbook resources are also provided for all workshops. The July to December program is now live at VDC 2019 Professional Learning Program or for further information visit VDC website.

Martin Powell
Martin Powell
Chief Executive Officer, VDC

The 2019-20 Victorian Budget: What’s in it for VET?

The Victorian state budget was released on 27 May. The big winner is TAFE.

Here is what the budget has in store for vocational education in Victoria over the next year.

Rebuilding TAFE

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Higher apprenticeships: a never-ending story?

Guess what’s back? NCVER released their long-awaited paper on Higher Apprenticeships in early April this year.There are a range of perspectives about them amongst stakeholders. Some hold traditional views about apprenticeships, while others have a broader perspective on how they could be modified and expanded.

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Rethinking Australian tertiary education?

Following the federal coalition government’s re-election maybe it’s time to make some important decisions about the future of tertiary education?

That’s what is being proposed in the most recent publication from Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute anyway.

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New shadow ministry announced

In case you missed it federal portfolio responsibility for VET has switched from the Department of Education to the new Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.  Meanwhile, Tanya Plibersek, has retained the education and training portfolio in the new shadow frontbench line-up. In the outer shadow ministry, Graham Perrett was appointed Shadow Assistant […]

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