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SVP: Careful What You Wish For

After nearly two years the government has announced a series of measures which will ease student visa rules to improve Australia’s international sector By Phil Honeywood. So the word is out. After the previous Government prevaricated for two years, the ...

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Industry must be heard

The Industry Ministry has plenty to say about improving productivity, and the VET sector needs to listen. By John Mitchell. Most of the VET sector was surprised by the incoming government’s decision to hand the vocational education portfolio to the ...

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Strength in coordination

Providing better education and job outcomes for Aboriginal students requires leadership, teamwork and input from experienced hands.  TAFE institutes play a significant role in vocational training for Aboriginal students, but their contribution should be measured in much broader terms than ...

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A sector that needs to survive

Community-based RTOs perform a critical service for disadvantaged learners, yet they are in danger of disappearing. By Sally Thompson. The impact of VET skills reform on TAFE, particularly in Victoria, has been well documented and debated in Campus Review. However, ...

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Deregulation is de rigueur

The Coalition is zeroing in on red tape; a comprehensive review of VET’s regulatory structure must be a part of those efforts. By Glenn Withers Deregulation is de rigueur. Certainly the Coalition has come to office with a mantra of ...

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Driving change means laying down pathways

These are volatile times in the TAFE sector; to survive, leaders need to establish a culture that is ready for change. By Christina Hong The current seismic shifts occurring across the VET landscape and the intensity of the dynamic at ...

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Shine a light on quality

It’s past time to raise the standards for VET teacher qualifications. By Erica Smith Over the last three years, there has been considerable debate about the quality of vocational education and training teaching in Australia. This debate began in earnest ...

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Worth every penny – and more?

p>What rate of return on investment in VET would turn the heads of the new government, John Mitchell asks. Predictably, the newly installed federal government will be lobbied by education groups from all sectors and political persuasions. Hopefully the new ...

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