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Skills contest

Posted on: October 23, 2014

Following the federal minister’s announcement that industry skills council contracts will be tendered anew, the head of one ISC defends his organisation’s approach. By John Mitchell Industry skills councils are a critical component of the national VET architecture, particularly as they develop and maintain the training packages implemented by all 5000 or ...

VET funding loses ground

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Australian government funding for VET education is in decline whilst schools and universities become a higher investment priority, an analysis has shown. The examination of education funding based on ABS data was carried out by independent research and policy think-tank the Mitchell Institute. It also found that the prioritisation of funding towards ...

Opinion: VET reform finally eases red tape

Posted on: October 20, 2014

VET deregulation measures the government recently announced have been met with a sigh of relief in the sector and are long overdue, Rohan Cresp writes. Each tranche of reform for the VET sector in recent years – and there have been a few – has been accompanied by additional layers of red ...

University in Japan.

Posted on: October 13, 2014

UNSW acting vice-chancellor professor Iain Martin said he believed Hoffman was capable of building on the achievements of his predecessor. new NCVER MD worked in SA public service Dr Craig Fowler will replace Rod Camm as the managing director at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Fowler has held senior roles ...

World of partnerships

Posted on: October 10, 2014

The maturation of global arrangements is creating greater opportunities than ever for Australian institutions. By Phil Honeywood Australian colleges, by and large, make excellent global partners. The foundation for this was laid over a century ago by Australians’ strong belief that all para-professional and professional courses taught in this country should be ...

The silent shake-up

Posted on: October 10, 2014

VET’s review hasn’t matched the fanfare of higher education’s but the sector is going through major changes to serve the needs of both school-leavers and industry. By Greg McMillan Since the first whispers of university deregulation prior to May’s federal Budget, the government’s plans for higher education reform have delivered a sandstone ...

Critiquing the bureaucrats

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Here’s what a VET assessment expert has to say about the government’s proposed reforms. By John Mitchell Who would you rather make the final decisions about the standards required for training providers in Australia, bureaucrats or educators? The federal government has decided on the bureaucratic option, dismantling earlier this year the well-respected National ...

USQ launches course credit calculator

Posted on: October 2, 2014

The path to a university qualification is being made a little clearer by a new calculator that aims to provide prospective students an instant snapshot of what credit they may have already accrued. The University of Southern Queensland, which launched the Credit Calculator this week, stated that the online program’s algorithm includes ...

Extended interview with Tim Flannery

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Internationally renowned environmental sustainability expert Tim Flannery, has recently taken up a Professorial fellowship role with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. In an extended interview with Campus Review, Flannery accused Tony Abbott of insulting Australians through his recent snub of a major climate change summit and ...

Flannery slams PM for skipping summit

Posted on: September 29, 2014

One of Australia’s most eminent sustainability academics and activists has labelled Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s failure to attend last week’s United Nations climate change summit an insult to all Australians. The UN summit, which took place in New York last week, was attended by almost two-thirds of the world’s leaders; however, Abbott ...