Despite any government-mandated shut downs, CCA remains hard at work, with all staff working remotely. We will continue to do so until the Coronavirus crisis has sufficiently passed to allow us to return to our Sydney CBD office. Feel free to contact us if you need to.

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New National Australian Agreement on Skills Underway

The Commonwealth Government and participating states and territories have signed a Heads of Agreement for Skills Reform. The Agreement sets out immediate reforms to improve the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and an approach and priorities for developing a new National Skills Agreement to replace the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development. The priorities in the Agreement are Continue Reading

Urgent Reforms Needed to Support Charities and Not-for-profits

A new report calls for urgent reforms to support charities as analysis reveals charities could power a post-COVID economic recovery. The report, entitled “Taken for Granted? Charities’ role in economic recovery”, comes from Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI). “The financial modelling SVA and CSI has undertaken shows that if JobKeeper ends without additional investments Continue Reading

National Skills Ministers Meeting Summary

Australian Skills Ministers (also known as the Council of Australian Governments Skills Council) met on Friday 31 July 2020, “to advance priorities to support Australia’s critical skills and training needs in response to COVID-19 and to continue progressing long-term reforms that will deliver a strong vocational education and training (VET) system for students, employers and industry.” (Pictured: the Skills Ministers Continue Reading

CCA submission to Productivity Commission Skills and Workforce Development Agreement Inquiry

Community Colleges Australia has provided a submission to the Australian Government Productivity Commission inquiry into the national Skills and Workforce Development Agreement. This inquiry has been commissioned to examine how well Australian, state and territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system, as set out in the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Continue Reading

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