Monthly Archives: December 2016

National Policy Direction on Vocational Education and Training Means that Community Education Loses Out

Australia's lack of a national VET policy means that community education will continue to lose out.  The recent VET FEE-HELP reforms and replacement with VET Student Loans, while welcome, are not enough.  Dr Don Perlgut, CEO of Community Colleges Australia, reports below. “Contestability” in VET - A disaster for community education History has not been kind to...
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Murwillumbah Community College wins at Access Awards

Murwillumbah Community College has won the overall honours prize and two of the category prizes at the fourth annual Tweed Shire Access and Inclusion Awards.         Out of 30+ organisations nominated last week at the Tweed Shire Community Awards, Murwillumbah Community College won the following:
  • the Faye Druett award for Advocacy
  • the Community Award
  • the Tweed Shire...
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Community Education Providers Rate Highly in NCVER 2016 Student Outcomes Survey

Students who have studied VET courses with community education providers have rated their experience very highly, according to the latest data released from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER). The NCVER Report, entitled Total VET Graduate Outcomes 2016, surveyed 4,049 community education students, and found:
  • Community education providers topped all categories...
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