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TAFE SA in crisis

Posted on: January 30, 2015

The state government is cutting funds from public training providers, just when employment is becoming more scarce. By Malcolm King Like a drunken hoon in an underpowered car, the South Australian Government is speeding towards disaster, with the public bouncing around in the back. South Australia is in serious economic trouble and TAFE ...

Evocca slams ABC over graduation data

Posted on: January 28, 2015

Evocca College has hit out at the ABC, accusing the national broadcaster of having “gravely misrepresented” its graduate and enrolment numbers. Stories broadcast on the ABC’s AM program, and published online by ABC news, cited figures sourced from the federal government’s MySkills website indicating that the college graduated just 19 students in ...

Offshore surge

Posted on: January 27, 2015

In 2014, international enrolment and commencements bounced back strongly from recent declines. The depreciation of the Australian dollar and stability around student visa policy has been credited for a spike in the growth rate of international student enrolments and commencements. The latest data released by the Department of Education and Training has ...

VET FEE-HELP audit adds to scrutiny

Posted on: January 15, 2015

The federal opposition has welcomed the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) announcement that it will scrutinise the VET FEE-HELP scheme. VET FEE-HELP is set up to help eligible students studying higher-level VET qualifications pay their tuition fees. But Labor Senator Kim Carr along with MP Sharon Bird – who wrote to the auditor-general’s office requesting the ...

Interview with Kira Clarke

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Education Editor Antonia Maiolo speaks to Kira Clarke a lecturer in Education Policy at the University of Melbourne. For the last ten years Kira has been researching post-compulsory education and training, with a focus on youth transitions and VET in schools. She recently completed a three-year study for the National ...

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 ...