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CCA proposes support programs for ACE aged care trainers, students and workers

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has proposed two important initiatives to support training and development in Australia’s hard-pressed aged care workforce sector. In CCA’s presentation at the Commonwealth Home Support Conference online on 24 November, CEO Dr Don Perlgut and Policy Manager Evelyn Goodwin noted that Australian adult and community education (ACE) providers: Constitute an important part of the nation’s aged Continue Reading

CCA Announces April 2022 Conference in Sydney

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference returns to Sydney for an in-person event on 5 & 6 April 2022, promising a stimulating, inventive and invigorating two days of domestic and international speakers, expert presenters and adult and community education specialists. This will be CCA’s first in-person conference since its successful event in Brisbane in November 2019. This year’s conference theme Continue Reading

TAFE NSW introduces mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

TAFE NSW has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires that all TAFE NSW teachers, workers, employees, and contractors have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 31 January 2022. The vaccination mandate does not generally apply to TAFE NSW students, except where they are required by Public Health Orders; employed by TAFE NSW as apprentices, trainees or Continue Reading

World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Outlines Strategies to Return to Training

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) has released its first ever “Global Statement” calling on all vocational, professional and technical education and training institutions around the world to coordinate education, training and skills strategies that speed up economic and social recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement – a major and extensively researched report – highlights the importance Continue Reading

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