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Domestic partners, global focus

When institutions in our VET sector collaborate to win international projects, the results include not only stronger local institutions but also the delivery of social and economic benefits to other nations. By John Maddock. "The career of James Wakapu is ...

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SVP: Careful What You Wish For

After nearly two years the government has announced a series of measures which will ease student visa rules to improve Australia’s international sector By Phil Honeywood. So the word is out. After the previous Government prevaricated for two years, the ...

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A sector that needs to survive

Community-based RTOs perform a critical service for disadvantaged learners, yet they are in danger of disappearing. By Sally Thompson. The impact of VET skills reform on TAFE, particularly in Victoria, has been well documented and debated in Campus Review. However, ...

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Driving change means laying down pathways

These are volatile times in the TAFE sector; to survive, leaders need to establish a culture that is ready for change. By Christina Hong The current seismic shifts occurring across the VET landscape and the intensity of the dynamic at ...

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Merger won’t impact TAFE’s importance

Brisbane’s metropolitan TAFEs face amalgamation, for better or for worse. But Australia needs vocational training more than ever. These are interesting times for VET providers nationally, and Queensland is no exception. There are so many uncertainties around government subsidies (VET ...

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TAFE NSW sets out its goals

TAFE NSW’s new managing director, Pam Christie, discusses the impact of the NSW government’s Smart and Skilled reforms. What is the significance of the government’s decision to create the role of TAFE managing director? This is an important milestone as ...

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Disadvantaged hit by VU CUTS

The Friends of Victoria University group says the latest TAFE cuts announced by Victoria University (VU) will "impact most heavily" on those already disadvantaged. More than 13 full-time positions related to youth support and education will be cut at VU ...

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Down to business for new TAFE head

Margy Osmond brings a strong background in the private sector and government to her senior NSW post. The inaugural chief executive of the Australian National Retailers Association and former head of the NSW and Sydney chambers of commerce, Margy Osmond, ...

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Swinburne campus closure hits staff, students

Victorian TAFE funding cuts have caused Swinburne University of Technology to shut its Lilydale campus. More than 1000 TAFE students will be affected by the closure, which will also result in 240 staff members losing their jobs. Courses in hospitality, ...

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Some pathways quicker than others

The expansion of the tertiary education system is showing positive results for disadvantaged students but there is concern about the VET sector. There are many education routes for students to follow with some showing dramatically better success rates than others. ...

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