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CCA brings in new Board of Directors

Community Colleges Australia has brought in a new Board of Directors, at its virtual Annual General Meeting held on 25 November 2020. Three new Directors (view details here) are: Kerry Johnson, CEO, ACE Community Colleges, Lismore; Kerrie Smith, Training and Operations Manager, WEA Illawarra, Wollongong; and Jade Vermeer, Finance and Administration Manager, Tamworth Community College. They join continuing Directors Acting Continue Reading

Community Education Student of the Year Winners Announced

Community Colleges Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 Community Education Student of the Year Awards, in a virtual Zoom event that took place on 25 November and involved about 120 people at more than 20 locations along the east coast of Australia. The Winners are: Kristal Barlow, Atwea College, Newcastle, who studied Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) Continue Reading

NSW Budget Highlights Major Investment in TAFE, Women and the Social Sector

The NSW Government 2020/21 Budget – announced by the Treasurer on 17 November – features a major focus on investment, including substantial social infrastructure, for uncertain times. For the state’s not-for-profit adult and community education (ACE) providers, the focus on skills and VET, new programs for women and innovative approaches to the social sector all stand out. Skills and VET Continue Reading

What does a Biden presidency mean for Australian post-secondary education?

In the following article, CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, analyses the possible impacts on Australian vocational education and training (VET) and higher education of an upcoming Biden presidency. (Opinions expressed in this article are those of Dr Perlgut and not necessarily of CCA.) ***** Much of the world was rivetted as the results of the United States presidential election played Continue Reading

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