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The big unknown for Victorian universities in 2021

It’s the big question facing all Victorian universities right now: will international students return in 2021, and to what extent? The state’s International Education Advisory Council (IEAC) was disbanded nearly two months ago, and in June a five-year international education ...

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TAFEs & unis reel from funding cuts

The farming sector is wondering how it will find trained workers as Victorian private and public providers adapt to recent reforms. TAFEs, universities, private training providers and industry associations are preparing themselves for further funding cuts from the Victorian government. ...

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VET: Finding a parity of esteem

 New Zealand’s struggles with tertiary reform may provide some guidance for its neighbour across the ditch. By Stuart Middleton.  From this side of the Tasman, the weekly soap opera that appears to be TAFE in Australia makes interesting reading. We ...

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Inside VET: Bar set too low on teacher skills

The Productivity Commission report into vocational education and training has flaws in some very important areas, writes John Mitchell. The current damage being inflicted on the VET system in Victoria is no surprise to those who have observed related attacks ...

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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 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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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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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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