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Special assistance secondary schools end 2020 on a high note

Special Assistance Secondary Schools operated by CCA members ended the 2020 year on a high note, with all schools reporting high demand, excellent student attendance and strong community support. A snapshot of some of the schools below: Western Riverina Community School, Western Riverina Community College Western Riverina Community School (WRCS), part of Western Riverina Community College (WRCC) in Griffith, currently Continue Reading

Lack of clarity around TAFE NSW’s primary purpose says Auditor

The NSW Auditor has found TAFE’s commercial purpose has “conflicted with legislated social objectives” of ensuring access by the state’s disadvantaged communities and groups. This is one of the main conclusions of a report by the NSW Audit Office into the “One TAFE” modernisation program. The Report also notes that the TAFE Act “defines the purpose of TAFE NSW is Continue Reading

Forced online learning in the age of COVID presents major challenges

Forced online learning in the age of COVID-19 has presented significant challenges to VET and university learners in Australia and overseas.  Literacy and numeracy: The Reading Writing Hotline has released its report on Online Learning and Digital Isolation during COVID-19: The report concludes that with cessation of face-to-face classes, many learners were unable to continue their study, inequalities between learners Continue Reading

Why investing in Australia’s ACE provider infrastructure makes economic sense in a pandemic

Investing in Australian adult and community education (ACE) provider infrastructure makes economic sense, as Australia struggles to recover and emerge from the economic downturn caused by the Coronavirus epidemic. That’s the conclusion CCA draws from recent research by the Australia Institute (TAI), which published its paper Design Principles for Fiscal Policy in a Pandemic. The TAI paper, by Richard Denniss, Continue Reading

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