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VET review: Professor urges schools to ditch VET/uni dichotomy

A Murdoch University professor has criticised schools for encouraging students to choose between a VET or university pathway. Barry Down, a VET and student engagement specialist, says this dichotomy has become unrealistic. “The reality is that society requires smart workers and citizens with ...

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NCVER launches 20 year snapshot of VET

In an Australian first, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released an interactive timeline of Australia’s VET policies, programs and initiatives over the past two decades. The 20-year-snapshot of the nation’s vocational training history was developed to ...

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NAEN backs calls for VET review

New reports suggest the VET sector may be reviewed and overhauled within the next 12 months. Recommendations to review the sector were published as part of Innovation and Science Australia’s latest report: Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation. The report has ...

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Free university education: Kiwi feat or a red herring?

When Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s Prime Minister in October last year, many were surprised because of her youth, inexperience and femininity. Staunchly Labour, she moved quickly to enact her ‘progressive, anti-capitalist’ agenda. Among her reforms was making all forms of higher education ...

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