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‘People without jobs, jobs without people’

Rhetoric around youth unemployment must change, an expert has argued. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures rest youth unemployment at 12.44 per cent, although it declined in the last quarter. Debate on the issue has centred on the notion of a skills gap – education ...

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Government calls TAFE takeover plan nothing new

The federal government has labelled a furore over a leaked Council of Australian Governments paper on a possible federal TAFE takeover a “beat-up” and “old news”. The leaked draft details a plan in which funding and loan schemes would become income contingent. ...

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From beer to aerospace

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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