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CCA welcomes release of NSW Adult and Community Education Policy Statement

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has welcomed the release of the NSW Government’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Policy Statement. (Download a copy here.) In his introduction to the Statement, NSW Skills and Tertiary Education Minister, Dr Geoff Lee said, “I am pleased to endorse this policy statement, which I trust will help focus attention on the importance of the ACE Continue Reading

Australia’s community education and training providers and the Coronavirus “new normal”

In the following opinion piece, CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, writes that we will have the Coronavirus with us for many months to come, most Australians have internalised social distancing behaviours, with many learners avoiding post-secondary classroom training as a result. Online learning is not the panacea, as it is not suited for many learners, and significant number of Australians Continue Reading

Privatised childcare – a salutary lesson for Australian VET

The privatisation of Australian childcare – like the privatisation of Australia’s aged care providers – provides a salutary lesson for the present and future of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET). At a time when governments are increasing their financial commitments to post-secondary skills development, how we shape the future of the VET sector is more important than ever. CCA’s Continue Reading

North Coast Community College opens Primary Industries Training Centre

North Coast Community College, in collaboration with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, has launched a new unique vocational education and training (VET) program of Certificate III training qualifications. The new training program was officially opened at the new North Coast Community College (NCCC) Primary Industries Training Centre in Wollongbar, northern NSW, by the Hon. Ben Franklin MLC, Parliamentary Secretary Continue Reading

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