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Mechanisms or muddle? What to make of AQF 5-6

This article examines Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) levels 5-6 and the overlap between vocational education and training (VET) Diploma and above and higher education (HE) Sub-bachelor courses. It follows an earlier paper on the boundaries and connections between the VET ...

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Over $3 billion for skills done and dusted

There are still butchers and bakers a plenty. Vehicle painters, however, have mostly replaced candlestick makers. And there will likely soon be more of them, thanks to a new agreement. The government’s $1.5 billion Skilling Australians Fund, which will deliver 300,000 new apprenticeships over ...

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“Steady growth” across TAFE NSW enrolments

A growth in infrastructure projects is driving enrolment growth in trade qualifications, with an increase of at least 10 per cent across carpentry, plumbing and electrical trades. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and minister for skills Adam Marshall unveiled ...

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NCVER launches 20 year snapshot of VET

In an Australian first, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released an interactive timeline of Australia’s VET policies, programs and initiatives over the past two decades. The 20-year-snapshot of the nation’s vocational training history was developed to ...

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VET sector failing disadvantaged students

NSW VET isn’t doing right by Aboriginal students, and those experiencing disabilities, mental health issues and homelessness. Youth Action, Uniting and Mission Australia came to this conclusion after surveying disadvantaged young people, as well as 50 individuals from organisations that assist them. Their ...

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NAEN backs calls for VET review

New reports suggest the VET sector may be reviewed and overhauled within the next 12 months. Recommendations to review the sector were published as part of Innovation and Science Australia’s latest report: Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation. The report has ...

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Apprenticeship mentoring program funded

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has this week welcomed $60 million worth of funding for a new mentoring and support program for apprentices. Assistant minister for vocational education and skills Karen Andrews, announced the Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian ...

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