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Private VET providers reluctant to supply data

Online Intro a comprehensive data collection is needed for public policy and quality assurance, writes Tom Karmel who wants provision mandated. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research manages, on behalf of all Australian governments, a series of data collections ...

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No country for straw men

Service Skills Australia’s report on the measurement of non-completions impugns the integrity of the NCVER's statistics, says managing director Tom Karmel. Here is his rejoinder. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research takes its role as the national statistical agency ...

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Not such a downturn

If the GFC had never happened, a future Australia would have just 1 per cent more tradespeople, writes Tom Karmel. One of the most obvious effects of the economic downturn on apprentices was the decline in the numbers starting an ...

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