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TAFE central says Evans

Some new and important voices are questioning Victoria’s experiments with VET market reform and their impacts on TAFE institutes. The new voices include the NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, (Campus Review, October 17), who said in relation to Victoria that “leaving ...

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Gong to Gujarat: Illawarra invests in India

The Illawarra region of NSW will soon be at the forefront of Australian education in India, with plans to start training workers in the state of Gujarat. It was announced last week that Illawarra Institute of TAFE and the University of ...

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Evans defends TAFE

The states should not starve TAFEs of funds because they are the biggest providers of skills and education in the VET sector with a successful and proud history, says the federal Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans. “We are ...

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Be proud of the blue-collar past

I have been intrigued recently at the emergence of a theme in the discussions of TAFE in Australia over recent months. From my perspective it seems to centre on one thing: a quest for esteem for those engaged in TAFE ...

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‘Plunder’ of TAFEs will continue

Funding changes that will see courses below bachelor’s degrees removed from the demand-driven system have been cautiously embraced by the TAFE sector but will not protect that sector from being plundered by universities, experts say. The federal government announced last ...

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The TAFE revolution is here

Since the state governments seem intent on sacrificing their TAFE systems on the altar of the market, it behoves TAFE to develop strategies to protect itself because it won’t be protected by government. Despite the Council of Australian Governments’ proclamation ...

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