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Opinion: The VET-FEE HELP buck stops with us

As the dust settles on the government’s proposed changes to Australia’s vocational loan scheme, VET-FEE HELP, we should be reminded of the need for proper consultation prior to broad reforms. By Jon Lang VET-FEE HELP, Australia’s vocational loans scheme, has ...

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Opinion: Fix the apprenticeship system, now

We can look back fondly and see an apprenticeship system with a long and proud tradition. It has been highly valued and has enjoyed a strong commitment from employers, unions, the training system, parents and apprentices themselves. Yet, if we ...

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13 recommendations to remedy VET’s woes

Earlier this year, Claire Rasmussen, director of VET practice at Federation University TAFE, completed a fellowship through the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI), which took her to Switzerland and the UK. Concerned by the lack of strategy within Australia’s national ...

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Amid technology, learn to remain human

New technology has already changed our concepts of time and space and exaggerated the divide between haves and have nots; education must help us keep our hold on what’s authentic and equitable. I have had the privilege to work in ...

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