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CCA Attends Labor Skills Summit

Last week, CCA Chair David Fuller and CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, attended “Labor’s National Jobs and Skills Summit” at the Canberra Institute of Technology, along with about 100 industry, education, union and business leaders. Following an introductory speech by the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, the Summit focussed on the themes of...
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VET Student Loans Program Update

The first round of organisations approved to offer the Commonwealth’s new VET Student Loans program during the “transition period” (to 30 June 2017) includes four CCA members:  Community College Gippsland, Kiama Community College, St George and Sutherland Community College and WEA Hunter.  A small number of other not-for-profit organisations and associations have also been...
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CCA issues a call for presentations to the July Melbourne conference

CCA has issued its first “Call for Papers” for the annual conference, to take place in Melbourne from 25-27 July 2017.  We are looking for innovative presentations and ideas that will engage the conference attendees, who will come from all around Australia and overseas.  While we are interested in presentations that deal with the conference...
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Report calls for increased investment in community education to tackle disadvantage and unemployment in rural Australia

Australian governments should increase investment in community education to address higher levels of disadvantage and unemployment in rural and regional Australia, according to a new report from Community Colleges Australia (CCA). The report, The Role of Community Education in Australian Regional and Rural Economic Development, finds that not-for-profit community-based vocational education and training (VET) providers...
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CCA Adopts Code of Ethics for Members

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has adopted a Code of Ethics that affirms the professional and ethical standards expected of its members. The Code of Ethics requires that all members of CCA act with integrity in all dealings with past, present and future students, clients, employers, community members, industry, government, funding bodies, regulatory bodies, other...
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