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Canada’s applied research model generates innovations across a variety of sectors from smaller businesses and students at VET-type institutions. By Ruth Schubert Mark Hoddenbagh, executive director at Algonquin College, Ontario, says Canadian university students will work for money, marks and ...

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Open Universities strengthens ties with Sydney TAFE

Sydney TAFE has extended its partnership with Open Universities Australia to develop 12 new online VET courses. OUA will provide Sydney TAFE with aid in course learning design, content development, a learning management system and a customisable learning analytics dashboard. ...

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Navitas English staff strike

Teachers and administrators at Sydney Navitas English colleges have taken industrial action as part of a long-running pay dispute. The Independent Education Union and Navitas have been in negotiation since February. The college has offered staff a 2 per cent ...

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Senate inquiry approves VET changes

Legislation to protect students from unscrupulous vocational education providers has been given the tick of approval by a government-dominated Senate inquiry. In its report tabled in parliament on Monday, the committee says the former Labor government’s VET FEE-HELP scheme was ...

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Opinion: VET reform promises disappointment

Recent Senate paper builds up reader expectations of a robust effort to reform VET – but the Coalition’s minority report shoots down those hopes. By John Mitchell A familiar experience: you start reading a new government report on the VET ...

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