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Righting past wrongs

Most of the challenges Australia faces have their roots in poor educational experiences. We need to invest in a new approach that recognises the multitude of skills children need to thrive in a modern society, writes Elaine Henry. There is ...

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VET data bodes badly for targets

COAG has vowed to lift its game, with improvements in VET performance between 2009 and 2020. But new data reveals the magnitude of the improvements required. VET will have to improve its performance markedly to meet the COAG targets, the ...

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For and against teacher standards

Is it possible to rank VET teachers’ skills and knowledge, asks John Mitchell. There are moves afoot to define teaching standards for all school teachers in Australia, so the question follows as to whether standards can be set for VET ...

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Citizenship blues and reds

Toby Miller finds he knows a little more – and a little less – about US history than he suspected. I recently collected my third nationality: in the last week of 2009, I became a US citizen. To do so, ...

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Towards 2020

There has been much soul searching about the nature of Australia’s international education sector. Now the time has come to look forward, writes Stephen Connelly. Last year will be remembered as the year in which international education in Australia finally ...

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All tied up

Have government promises to get their “foot off the throat of universities” actually occurred or is red tape just endemic to government policy, asks Conor King. “Rather than bureaucratic red tape and micromanaging of inputs, the Australian government will work ...

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Speak to me

There is a message for vocational training in the recent Toyota crisis, writes Larry Smith. For decades, the name Toyota has been synonymous with quality production, performance and safety in automobiles. In recent weeks, however, that reputation has taken a ...

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Opportunity to innovate

Can public secondary schools teach VET providers anything about innovation, asks John Mitchell. In the minds of many VET providers, innovation in relation to student engagement is not a top priority at the moment. Providers are preoccupied with several new ...

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