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RedSpace moves TAFE Qld into applied research

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TAFE Queensland has broken into the applied research sector with a new centre and indicates a future push into formal research – traditionally the domain of universities. TAFE QLD’s RedSpace Centre for Applied Research and Innovation partners with local small ...

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OTI shuts off new enrolments

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The Open Training Institute – Open Universities Australia’s VET arm – has announced it has closed off new enrolments, permanently. Paul Wappett, OUA chief executive, said the scandals which have rocked private VET and down turning demand have undermined the business’s future. OUA will ...

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Opinion: Stop shonks, then reform VET

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Vocational education should be the engine room of a nation’s economy, and one of the bedrocks of a cohesive society. It should prepare people for work. It should foster and encourage innovation, and support employers and workers in workplaces. A ...

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‘People without jobs, jobs without people’

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Rhetoric around youth unemployment must change, an expert has argued. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures rest youth unemployment at 12.44 per cent, although it declined in the last quarter. Debate on the issue has centred on the notion of a skills gap – education ...

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Government calls TAFE takeover plan nothing new

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The federal government has labelled a furore over a leaked Council of Australian Governments paper on a possible federal TAFE takeover a “beat-up” and “old news”. The leaked draft details a plan in which funding and loan schemes would become income contingent. ...

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