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Analysis shows disturbing VET trend

New analysis has highlighted a 6 per cent decline in government-funded VET students across Australia between 2015 and 2018, sparking concerns about the state of the sector. However, two jurisdictions bucked the trend by showing growth, analysis by Claire Field ...

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An Overton window of Australia’s VET

A surge of reports on the future of Australia’s VET sector were published in the lead-up to the federal election, many tabled by Craig Fowler in a recent article published in Campus Review. Labor’s Tanya Plibersek established the terms of ...

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Technology driving seismic shifts in construction

A snapshot of Australia’s construction industry shows how technology is being used to drive productivity, increase revenue and ensure safety. The survey of 170 Australian businesses was commissioned by Procore Technologies and conducted by independent research group ARA Research. It ...

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Election 2019: What’s in it for VET?

While there is very little difference between what the Coalition and Labor are offering in school funding – save for Labor’s plan to provide universal early childhood care – their commitments to the VET sector differ sharply. In today’s Media ...

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VET review: Professor urges schools to ditch VET/uni dichotomy

A Murdoch University professor has criticised schools for encouraging students to choose between a VET or university pathway. Barry Down, a VET and student engagement specialist, says this dichotomy has become unrealistic. “The reality is that society requires smart workers and citizens with ...

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