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VET programs open doors to skilled careers

The VET in Schools (VETiS) program has a high success rate of putting students in jobs, a new study has found. Conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), the study found that five years after participating in ...

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Education leader praises Asia’s VET sector

In the 1990s, Peter Noonan says, our VET sector was the envy of the rest of the Asia-Pacific. Now, the professor of tertiary education policy at Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute thinks it might be the other way round. At a recent Hong Kong-based ...

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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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