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TAFE protests continue as impact becomes clear

The National Tertiary Education Union’s campaign to stop massive budget cuts to TAFE institutes in Victoria will continue this week after rallies were held in Geelong on Thursday. “The Baillieu government wants to cut nearly $300 million from Victoria’s 18 ...

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National charter to set TAFE direction

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) has taken a bold step by launching a national charter for TAFEs as the basis for a framework for the National Partnership Agreement on Skills. The purpose of the charter is to form a framework under ...

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Coalition and Greens support TAFEs

Opposition is increasing in Federal Parliament to the government’s reforms to vocational education and training. Louis White reports. The Coalition and the Greens are unimpressed with the Gillard government’s reform agenda to develop a more skilled workforce through the use ...

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National regulator prepares to pounce

While controversies rage in Victoria about shonky providers, ASQA is closing in wherever it can. By John Mitchell. Just a few years back shonky providers were viewed as a temporary aberration in the VET sector, located within and then hopefully ...

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Victorian TAFE workers protest cuts

TAFE staff across Victoria are staging a rolling series of protests against the Victorian government’s plan to slash nearly $300 million from public providers. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has called on Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu to reverse the ...

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Social emphasis missing in TAFE plan

Institutes and colleges were set up to train people and fulfil community service obligations; unfortunately the latter is now disappearing.  By Lawrence Angus. The public vocational education and training (VET) sector has been under attack in Victoria since the days ...

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Groups baulk at capping international students

A suggestion that capping the number of international students in Australia could improve educational quality is not winning support among related peak bodies. The International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Universities Australia, TAFE Directors Australia, the Australian Council for Private ...

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TAFE cuts hit Ballarat hard

Dual-sector University of Ballarat will terminate up to 60 TAFE courses and a large number of staff in the wake of the Victorian government’s plan to slash nearly $300 million from public providers. The university says it is the latest ...

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TAFEs still vital: Evans

Tertiary education minister Senator Chris Evans has tried to provide reassurance amid speculation that the federal government’s commitment to the public provision of skills training is faltering. In an interview with Campus Review, Evans said he was concerned that vocational ...

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TAFEs on a hiding to nothing

The removal of price controls on vocational education and training, such as in Victoria, has sparked a race to be the cheapest. By Leesa Wheelahan. In Victoria, TAFE will lose approximately $290 million of funding in 2013. The Victorian government ...

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