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Opinion: Dismantling the VET blame game

The federal government lays VET FEE-HELP’s failure at Labor’s feet, conveniently ignoring its own policy shortcomings since 2013. What does a government do when the whole country knows its policy has failed? In the case of the current federal government ...

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Design collaboratively, learn the same way: architect

Collaboration is the beating heart of effective vocational education spaces, an architect has said. Mark Freeman, from specialist educational architecture firm Gray Puksand, recently completed a $5.1 million VET facility situated in Melbourne’s Somerville Secondary College. Freeman said he worked closely ...

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BUDGET: VET funding declines amid policy vacuum

The 2016–17 federal Budget confirms that Commonwealth investment in Vocational Education and Training (VET) will fall by more than $500 million in 2017–18, when the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform expires. There will also be reductions of $50 million over four years ...

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Price caps for VET courses tabled in report

The federal government is discussing capping the prices of vocational courses offered through VET FEE-HELP. This is one of the options tabled in a discussion paper the federal skills minister, Scott Ryan, released today. It read: “Recognising course costs are often unreflective of ...

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