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Evocca names academic chief

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Janet Dalby has been appointed to the new position of chief academic officer at VET provider Evocca College. Evocca stated that Dalby brought more than 20 years of experience in the education sector, having commenced her career in 1992 at Brighton and Hove College in the UK. Previously, Dalby was managing director at ...

Next on the hot seat

Posted on: December 3, 2014

The Vocation Ltd share price’s fall will mean some tough questions for governments from powerful stakeholders concerned about regulation and standards. By John Mitchell A trigger for the recent dive in the share price of Vocation Ltd was the realisation that both the Victorian and national VET regulators were concerned about the ...

Senate VET inquiry launches today

Posted on: November 21, 2014

A sweeping inquiry into the regulation and funding of private vocational education and training providers is set to kick off in the Senate today after being delayed by Thursday’s sensational events in the upper house. The inquiry’s terms of reference, negotiated between Labor and the Greens, call for examining: private sector access to public ...

Private VET inquiry expected in Senate

Posted on: November 19, 2014

A motion calling for a Senate inquiry into the regulation and funding of private vocational education and training providers is set to be passed today. The inquiry would follow the Coalition Government’s recently announced crackdown on “unscrupulous or misleading behaviour by ‘brokers’ who act as an intermediary between students and training providers, as ...

Opinion: Victorian voters must have clarity on VET

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Ahead of the November 29 Victorian election, ACPET chief executive Rod Camm has an open letter for both the state's education minister and the man who wants his job. The upcoming election presents a good opportunity for Victorians to take a fresh look at the state’s vocational education and training (VET) system – is ...

Bold and broad reform

Posted on: November 11, 2014

Recently announced government action in the face of an acute crisis engulfing the apprenticeship and traineeship sector should help – but a true fix requires wider action. By Martin Riordan Australian education and training ministers pledged recently in Adelaide to redouble efforts to improve completion rates for apprentices. And the industry minister, ...

Private educators vow to crush bad apples

Posted on: November 5, 2014

A consortium of private higher-education and VET bodies has pledged action to eradicate the industry of “poor performers who damage the reputations of the majority of quality providers”. In a communique released this week following a national summit hosted by the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), the groups ...

Help them experience work

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Today’s overseas students are eager for employment opportunities; Australian institutions must do more to give these consumers what they need. By Phil Honeywood Since the financial crisis of 2007–08, a new type of mobility has become a key feature around the world. It is the rising global movement of young people actively ...

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 ...