Community Colleges Australia (CCA) acknowledges the current bushfire crisis that has engulfed large parts of southeastern Australia. The fires follow a long drought that has affected much of the country and has impacted many regions for some time: November 2019 had the country's lowest rainfall on record. CCA thanks emergency services personnel for their efforts and extends its wishes for a speedy end to the crisis and for a strong recovery by those affected.

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New ASQA governance structure on the way

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CCA releases statement on sustainability and climate change

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has released a Statement on sustainability and climate change, which outlines CCA’s role as a peak organisation and encourages its members to embrace environmentally sustainable strategies. The CCA Statement (PDF, 151kb) acknowledges that climate change is one of the Australia’s greatest environmental and social challenges, strongly supported by scientific consensus. CCA actively supports the global response Continue Reading

Community college CEO features in ASQA education video on audit

A senior Australian community college CEO has featured in an ASQA educational video explaining the audit process. Michelle Simpson (pictured below, in the video), CEO of Tamworth Community College and a Board Director of Community Colleges Australia (CCA), is one of four experts appearing in the ASQA video. She appears along with VET leader Andrew Shea from the Independent Tertiary Continue Reading

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