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18-20 November 2019

National VET and Skills Policy Platform

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Engage with one of Australia’s greatest comic treasures Mandy Nolan at the CCA Brisbane Conference

In each of the past two conferences, CCA’s evening entertainment has featured a noted Australian comic. But this year’s conference in Brisbane is different: Mandy Nolan, whose writing was called (by The Sydney Morning Herald) “Australia’s wittiest comedic columnist”, will not only provide entertainment at the Conference Dinner on 19th November, she will lead a stand-up comedy workshop the next Continue Reading

International economist headlines CCA conference keynotes

An internationally famous Australian economist will headline of CCA’s Brisbane conference keynote addresses. Professor John Quiggin (pictured), an Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland, will give a keynote presentation on the failures of Australian vocational education and training (VET) policy. Professor Quiggin is one of Australia’s most outspoken economists (his latest essay is about the Adani Continue Reading

TAFE Directors Conference highlights Australian Government commitment to a revitalised VET

The TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) annual conference has highlighted the Commonwealth Government’s renewed commitment to Australian vocational education and training (VET). As the opening keynote speaker at last week’s conference in Brisbane, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships, The Hon Steve Irons (pictured), told the conference that he has first-hand experience of the VET system, “having completed an Continue Reading

CCA presentation highlights challenge of VET and Western Sydney regional economic development

A CCA presentation has highlighted the many challenges in connecting vocational education and training (VET) with economic development in Western Sydney. In a paper entitled “Connecting VET and Regional Economic Development in Western Sydney: An ACE case study”, CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut highlighted conclusions and recommendations of CCA’s recently completed Western Sydney economic development study. He presented at last Continue Reading

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