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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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COAG-sponsored review warns against sidelining TAFE

A mid-term review of the federal government’s five-year skills plan – implemented by federal Labor in 2012 – has concluded that TAFE shouldn’t be deemed ‘just another provider’ within the VET sector. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) commissioned ACIL Allen’s Review ...

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RedSpace moves TAFE Qld into applied research

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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