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From mass to universal higher education

Quality of education will be put under pressure as the number of students entering public universities continues to escalate in the coming years, writes Margaret Gardner. In 2009, the Australian government made a decisive step towards developing a more educated ...

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Remodelling dual-sector universities

An ambitious plan to create a dual-sector university network could redefine the tertiary education sector in regional Victoria. By David Battersby. It is often said that one of the unheralded success stories in Australian tertiary education has been that of ...

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Public training getting more private

While Australia has more publicly funded VET students than ever, the private sector is claiming a steadily growing share. Private providers have received a bigger share of the public VET purse since Labor came into power federally, reflecting the influence ...

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The age of ageism

A crusty old bugger considers his days are numbered as the young ’uns get preferential treatment. By Joseph Gora. I write as a grumpy baby boomer dinosaur; an old codger-geezer-fart, replete with grey hair, ravine-like wrinkles and an expansive gut. ...

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Successfully navigating contracts

What are the secrets of winning government contracts, asks John Mitchell. Shockwaves hit training providers in NSW recently when ACL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navitas, won six contracts to deliver the federal government’s language, literacy and numeracy program (LLNP). ...

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Has VET’s time for equity come?

The collective consciousness has not yet focused on equity in VET, but there are some serious issues that need to be addressed. The history of tackling equity issues in higher education and schools provides some salient lessons for the VET ...

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Big ideas, and a few blank spaces

South Australia’s VET proposals are vague in some areas – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. South Australia’s newly proposed VET strategy has “a lot of big ideas”, according to Stephen Conway, managing director of TAFE South Australia’s Adelaide ...

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