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Call for tough action against dodgy VET providers

Online VET provider Open Universities Australia and the federal opposition have called for dodgy private training providers to be shut down and prosecuted. This follows recent testimony before a Senate inquiry into private VET providers that gave evidence the sector is poorly regulated. ...

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Stop cuts to VET: Labor

Labor has slammed the Abbott Government for the large decline in apprentices since its election in September 2013. New figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research show apprentices in training in September 2013 totalled 417,700. This is compared with ...

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Substance trumps spin

Victoria led VET down the path to dysfunction but it is now providing ideas for grown-up solutions while the country’s leaders ramble on. Two totally different future approaches to redesigning the VET sector were tabled in the month of July ...

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VET course completion rates dip

Completion rates for government-funded VET programs at Certificate I and above have declined slightly, according to fresh data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. The NCVER report, The likelihood of completing a government-funded VET program 2009–13, estimated that the ...

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Built-in upgrades

Trades can support the sustainability generation by making environmental concerns a natural part of courses. By Rodney Jackson Environmental sustainability is, perhaps, the number one global issue of our time. While world leaders struggle to reach a consensus on how ...

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TAFEs back childcare training crackdown

TAFEs have welcomed a federal government crackdown on poor childcare training, following a report that revealed many courses were too short to enable adequate skills development or assessment. The report, compiled by the Australian Skills Quality Authority, was released this week by ...

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Linking Victorian apprentices with employers

A new effort to create pathways to employment for Victorian apprentices is underway. MAS National has been selected as part of the Australian Government’s $200 million annual investment in the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) to provide apprentice, employer and trainee ...

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