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Education leader praises Asia’s VET sector

In the 1990s, Peter Noonan says, our VET sector was the envy of the rest of the Asia-Pacific. Now, the professor of tertiary education policy at Victoria University's Mitchell Institute thinks it might be the other way round. At a recent Hong Kong-based ...

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TAFE warns government: ‘Don’t fund uni diplomas’

Following a brief budget uplift, it’s been a tumultuous time for the vocational education sector. TAFE enrolment numbers have plummeted in NSW and Victoria, causing TAFE NSW to announce plans to self-accredit. To make matters worse, the government’s National Innovation and ...

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Funding in the fishbowl

Vocation’s recent listing on the Australian Stock Exchange brings a new level of public scrutiny to revenue models for the sector. By John Mitchell. When speakers at conferences decide to abandon their PowerPoint slides and speak unscripted, they often reveal ...

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Take it even higher

  Reform is necessary to make integrated higher education qualifications more accessible and equitable. By Martin Riordan. TAFE vocational degrees and higher education qualifications have been developed in response to increasing industry demand for higher knowledge, technology skills and work-ready ...

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‘Too Hard’ Basket overflowing

VET’s charmers have few snakes dancing to their tune. By John Mitchell. Hanging on the wall in my office is a print I purchased long ago of a Michael Leunig cartoon that depicts a character dressed up as a snake ...

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Growth’s challenges

More students means more pressure on every dollar spent. By Dallas Bastian. Enrolments have surged at universities and TAFEs, according to a recent report, and universities may struggle to deal with the increase. The IBISWorld Report on higher education in ...

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Every decade it’s the same thing

Forty years after Kangan, TAFE is still facing many of the same problems; it’s time to break that cycle. By Adrian Marron. Twenty years ago, I assisted a colleague in creating a strategic 10-year vision for our college. Re-reading it ...

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High resolve

Here are five ways the sector can improve itself, and Australia, in the year ahead. By Stephen Conway. TAFE in Australia needs to be promoted at all opportunities for what it is and what it contributes to the way of ...

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