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HECS architect explains deregulation compromise plan

Posted on: March 6, 2015

UPDATED: Students will pay more in a deregulated university system but the father of HECS says government can limit how much. Professor Bruce Chapman has suggested a system where government subsidies taper off if universities lift fees past a certain level. He and colleague David Phillips believe their plan gives universities enough ...

ASQA investigating Evocca

Posted on: March 5, 2015

The Australian Skills Quality Authority has confirmed it is looking into the operations and practices of private education provider Evocca in relation to a number of complaints against the company. Evocca has responded publicly to the latest in a series of reports by the ABC focused on its student numbers, graduation ...

$500K medical degrees just 18 years away

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Babies born this year who want to be doctors when they grow up could face a bill of more than $500,000 for their time at university, new modelling shows. That pricetag, in 2015 dollars, includes sharehouse rent during a six-year degree, university fees, and other costs associated with studying, such as a computer ...

Report calls for equity in VET financing

Posted on: February 26, 2015

A new report is calling for an overhaul of the tertiary education system to address the funding disparities between higher education and vocational education and training. In the paper, Financing Tertiary Education in Australia, released yesterday by the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, lead author and Mitchell professorial fellow ...

Government tightens focus on “unscrupulous” providers

Posted on: February 26, 2015

The Federal government has pledged that new legislation, introduced to parliament this week, will allow authorities to crack down on unscrupulous VET providers while improving training standards. In announcing the introduction of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015, Assistant Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said ...

Sounding off on reform – again

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Calls to scrap the Coalition’s higher education reforms and start afresh have been met with warnings that to do so would jeopardise Australia’s leading global position in higher education in submissions to the latest Senate inquiry into the government’s proposed legislation. The latest inquiry is due to report in mid-March, and ...

Rea warns against extending funding to private providers

Posted on: February 23, 2015

The proposed expansion of federal funding to include the private sector is too high a risk, NTEU president Jeannie Rea warned. “The latest evidence of widespread rorting and poor quality of qualifications delivered by private providers under Victoria’s fully contestable VET market shows opening Commonwealth Supported Places to private providers in ...

TAFE students say courses match uni quality

Posted on: February 19, 2015

More than three-quarters of TAFE students believe a TAFE higher education course is as good as a university course in the same area, a national survey has revealed. The survey, by TAFE Directors Australia (TDA), found that the quality of teaching and the applied nature of the learning were amongst the ...

All the VET in China

Posted on: February 19, 2015

With the recorded history of migration from China to Australia now nearing its 200th anniversary, there is much to marvel at in terms of the growth of that country and the relationship between our two nations. This link continues to prosper, not only in terms of trade but equally in education. ...

For-profit VET funding not paying off, report states

Posted on: February 10, 2015

VET leaders have defended the sector following the release of a highly critical report. The Capture Of Public Wealth By The For-Profit Vet Sector found that existing taxpayer-funded models regarding for-profit education providers had failed to deliver high-quality training or value for money. The University of Sydney’s business school prepared the report for ...