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Productivity Commission Government Services Report shows continues size and strength of Australian VET

The Australian Government Productivity Commission Report on Government Services has been released, with useful data on vocational education and training, indicating the continued size and strength of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. Selections below. Funding: The main source of government recurrent funding of VET is via government grants and appropriations and/or competitive tendering/user choice mechanisms. In 2021, available Continue Reading

Early Bird Tickets now on sale for the 2023 CCA Conference

Early Bird Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Community Colleges Australia Conference. Click here to secure your Early Bird Tickets. The CCA Annual Conference returns in-person to Sydney on 10 & 11 October 2023. Expect an inventive and invigorating two days of expert presenters, engaging workshops and delightful social events, building on our highly successful 2022 Conference. The Continue Reading

NCVER report details significant impacts of COVID-19 on Australian VET

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) new report Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on VET details numerous ways that the pandemic has affected VET providers, teaching and students. The report quotes CCA’s research at length, and will also feature at CCA’s October Conference, during which Dr Daniella Trimboli, NCVER Researcher will speak about the report, highlighting its conclusions. Continue Reading

Inequality in Australia: What can Vocational Education and Training Do – presentation by CEO Dr Don Perlgut

Inequality of wealth and income. It’s blamed for everything from the election of Donald Trump to the passage of “Brexit” to the growth of political third parties in Australia. It’s an enormous topic, fraught with challenges for governments. CCA CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, will present a live Zoom webinar on how vocational education and training (VET) can help reduce Australian Continue Reading

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