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VET ‘a forgotten corner’ by Gonski

Experts in the sector say the Gonski review has ignored an opportunity to advance vocational education in The number of students doing Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools programs has steadily increased in recent years from 171,700 in 2006 to ...

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Progress comes with some pain

With private providers in the firing line, ACPET chief executive Claire Field reflects on the council’s 20 years of leadership in the sector. As many Campus Review readers will know, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Australian Council ...

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VET debate is ‘out of balance’

The bad performance of some VET providers should not overshadow the good job that the majority of private operators are doing in Victoria says Peter Hall. It is disappointing that yet again in recent weeks, commentary in Campus Review and ...

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TAFEs power regional economies

Skills Victoria’s implementation of market-based VET funding has raised some fundamental issues for the sector. The implementation has prompted stakeholders to express concern about whether the era of industry leadership of VET is now over, replaced by student entitlement, and ...

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VET special reports

This week we feature a number of news stories and comment pieces that cover the main issues in the vocational educational training sector. Those issues include the ongoing debate about the value of the public versus the private sector. They ...

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TAFE union scaremongering, says Hall

Victoria’s Higher Education and Skills Minister Peter Hall has accused a union of making misleading claims about job losses at TAFEs during a series of rallies at rural and regional institutions. Hall said the Australian Education Union (AEU) statement that ...

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Detail on reform needed, say TAFE chiefs

A ministerial speech on the Gillard government plan for major skills reform lacks the detail the VET sector is seeking, say TAFE Directors Australia (TDA). TDA chief executive Martin Riordan told Campus Review the speech by Tertiary Education and Skills ...

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Building supports for all students

 A successful UWS assistance program is helping non-traditional students get through the demands of campus life.   With the movement of higher education from an elite to a mass system, precipitated in part by the setting of governmental targets for both ...

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Beautiful one day, scandalised the next

The UQ scandal displays the nuanced trade-off between ethics and transparency writes Bill De Maria. The mighty Brisbane River bear hugs the University of Queensland, showcasing the most picturesque campus setting in Australia. The tree-lined drives and the majestic old sandstone buildings ...

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