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TAFE ramps up its competitiveness

Will Victorian TAFE institutes flourish or flounder in the more competitive environment after 30 June, asks John Mithcell. There is considerable interest around the VET sector about how well TAFE institutes in Victoria are preparing for the implementation of the ...

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International investment

Having built a profound asset in international education, universities now need to think even more creatively about the future, says Daryl Le Grew. Whichever way you look at it, the performance of Australian universities in international education is stellar. Creating ...

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Putting research on the policy agenda

Other countries are increasing their investment in basic research capacity to attract inwards investment, as well as to capture the broader benefits that flow from university research. Ian Chubb argues there is the need for a new policy setting for ...

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Unique strategies future-proof clients

Is it possible for training providers to craft effective strategies amid the current economic turbulence, asks John Mitchell. Chief executives of training providers broadly agree that this is the most tumultuous period VET has ever experienced. Typically they point out ...

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Fund training properly: skills coalition

Australia won’t fix its skills system by simply throwing lots of money at it, according to an alliance of unions, business and specialist training organisations which has called for VET providers to be funded more realistically. The National Skills Policy ...

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Vet briefs

Applications open for VET infrastructure grants Applications from public sector and large community VET providers for funding under the $200 million Training Infrastructure Investment for Tomorrow (TIIT) program are now open. While consortia of industry and community bodies can be ...

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Our gift to the world

Australian higher education and the world: has the Bradley report got it right, asks Simon Marginson. Are we optimising the global position of Australian higher education? International students are now 26 per cent of all Australian universities students, 20 per ...

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PPP funding arrangements “perverse”

Funding arrangements for the Productivity Places Program (PPP) have given rise to “a perverse set of delivery arrangements”, a senior bureaucrat told this month’s Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association conference.

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