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Private VET graduates get more jobs: NCVER

VET FEE-HELP rorts have tarnished private providers, but data from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Training has indicated that students from private VET are more likely to get jobs after graduation than those enrolled in a TAFE. The NCVER’s Total VET ...

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Shorten urges Turnbull to ‘fix’ VET student loans

Federal opposition leader Bill Shorten has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, urging him to personally intervene and fix supposed shortfalls in the VET student loans program. Shorten said that Turnbull policy’s approved course list is overly simplistic and “would have extreme ...

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Opinion: The VET-FEE HELP buck stops with us

As the dust settles on the government’s proposed changes to Australia’s vocational loan scheme, VET-FEE HELP, we should be reminded of the need for proper consultation prior to broad reforms. By Jon Lang VET-FEE HELP, Australia’s vocational loans scheme, has ...

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Opinion: Fix the apprenticeship system, now

We can look back fondly and see an apprenticeship system with a long and proud tradition. It has been highly valued and has enjoyed a strong commitment from employers, unions, the training system, parents and apprentices themselves. Yet, if we ...

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