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Government-funded VET student numbers down but community provider student numbers up

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released details of government-funded students and courses in calendar year 2018: approximately 1.1 million students enrolled in the government-funded VET system last year. Australian government-funded VET student numbers peaked in 2000, with 1,721,425 students, and were 1,113,369 last year (2018), down 1.9% from 2017 (1,135,335 students). This is the lowest number Continue Reading

NCVER Conference highlights future directions in VET

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) annual conference has highlighted future directions in Australian vocational education and training (VET). This year’s conference – held in Adelaide in early July – included a number of sessions showcasing the achievements and position of Australian adult and community education providers.  Minister Michaelia Cash speech In her Conference opening, Senator the Hon Continue Reading

CCA acknowledges NAIDOC Week

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has acknowledged and celebrated NAIDOC Week, which ran this year from 7 to 14 July (pictured: this year’s NAIDOC Week logo). NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from Continue Reading

Prime Minister affirms commitment to vocational education and training

The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, has confirmed his commitment to vocational education and training. In a speech to the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 24 June 2019, the Prime Minister said: “Our vocational education system needs an upgrade to ensure it remains world-class, modern and flexible. That’s what business has told us – you’re not Continue Reading

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