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VET programs open doors to skilled careers

The VET in Schools (VETiS) program has a high success rate of putting students in jobs, a new study has found. Conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), the study found that five years after participating in ...

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Vic TAFE freezes enrolments over allegations

A regional Victoria TAFE has frozen enrolments for some of its courses after receiving a formal reprimand from the education department. The Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, or GOTAFE, confirmed it froze enrolments for its travel and tourism, hospitality and ...

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Skills provider fined $8m in Federal Court

Failed skills training provider Get Qualified Australia has been ordered to pay $8 million for engaging in “serious, extensive and deliberate” contraventions of consumer law. Get Qualified’s sole director Adam Wadi was ordered to pay an additional penalty of $500,000 ...

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Education leader praises Asia’s VET sector

In the 1990s, Peter Noonan says, our VET sector was the envy of the rest of the Asia-Pacific. Now, the professor of tertiary education policy at Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute thinks it might be the other way round. At a recent Hong Kong-based ...

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TAFE warns government: ‘Don’t fund uni diplomas’

Following a brief budget uplift, it’s been a tumultuous time for the vocational education sector. TAFE enrolment numbers have plummeted in NSW and Victoria, causing TAFE NSW to announce plans to self-accredit. To make matters worse, the government’s National Innovation and ...

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Indigenous gap closing thanks to VET

Indigenous youths are becoming more educated, and are thereby helping to Close the Gap, according to a new report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Increased Indigenous vocational completions are driving this change, though they remain behind ...

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VET training body delighted by Budget

Unlike other higher education divisions, the VET sector has largely embraced the 2017 Budget, which endows the sector with $1.56 billion worth of funds. Most of this money will be used to create 300,000 new apprenticeships in high-demand fields like ...

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