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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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OTI shuts off new enrolments

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

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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