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NCVER No Frills Conference Looks to How Australian VET Can Transform the Future

The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) Annual “No Frills” conference opens on Wednesday, 6 July for a three-day fully online event on the theme “VET’s role in transforming the future”. Featured speakers include Sophie Renton, social researcher, trends analyst and Managing Director at McCrindle Research; Alex Jackson, Executive Designer specialising in behavioural psychology and gamification at ThinkPlace; Continue Reading

Australian aged care is in crisis with a shortfall of 35,000 workers this year alone

Australia’s aged care crisis is worse than expected with the sector facing a shortfall of around 35,000 direct aged care workers this year alone, according to a new report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). The report, Duty of care: Aged care sector in crisis, finds the annual staff shortage has doubled in less than a year Continue Reading

Social Capital Returns with the Labor Government and Assistant Charities Minister Dr Andrew Leigh

In the following article, CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut writes that the concept of increasing social capital and tackling inequality has returned to Australian public conversation and political life with the arrival of the new Labor government in Canberra, articulated by Dr Andrew Leigh, new Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury. ********* Social capital has returned to the Australian Continue Reading

CCA Annual Conference features dynamic and invigorating speakers and sessions

The Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference returns to Sydney for an in-person event on 13 & 14 September 2022, promising an inventive and invigorating two days of expert presenters, challenging panel discussions, and stimulating adult and community education (ACE) specialists. This is the “must attend” event of 2022 for Australia’s ACE sector and those who work closely with ACE Continue Reading

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