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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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Push to include VET on innovation agenda

The incoming chief executive of TAFE Directors Australia says he will push to get vocational education included on the government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. Craig Robertson said workers will need to be reskilled as old industries perish, and that ...

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Apprenticeship numbers keep falling

Trade apprenticeship numbers have continued their decline, new statistics from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research have shown, with the number of new apprentices plummeting. Between September 2015 and September 2016, trade apprenticeship numbers decreased by 4.7 per cent ...

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Sage students get help to move providers

Thousands of students at Sage Institute’s network of colleges have been told they will be given help to find a new college to continue their studies after administrators closed their campuses. The Australian Careers Institute, which owns the Sage Institutes ...

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