Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has opened nominations for its second annual Community Education Student of the Year Awards. These Awards celebrate the achievements of Australia’s adult and community education students, based on career and study; communication, team and leadership skills; and community and other activities. “Australia’s adult and community education providers teach many hundreds...Read more
Is vocational education and training (VET) up for addressing the challenges of inequality in Australia? It should be, says Dr Don Perlgut, CEO of Community Colleges Australia (CCA). Because it’s the post-secondary sector most able to perform. Popular concern for inequality is rising, according to a number of studies released recently, including two by the Committee for...Read more
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]CCA CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, spoke at a Federal VET Policy Forum in Melbourne on 16 July 2018, held at the VET Development Centre, and organised by Audit Express (see speech below). Other speakers were the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP; Shadow...Read more
The Australian Government announced a review of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which is expected to be completed in 2019.Read more
The review will be undertaken in two stages. In the first stage, the department engaged PhillipsKPA to undertake contextual research related to international qualifications frameworks and domestic use...
Here’s more evidence that the marketisation of Australian vocational education and training (VET) is not working. Professor Leesa Wheelahan (University of Toronto) has published a short paper that concludes, “Successive government changes to marketise vocational education over the last 10 years have resulted in a collapse of publicly funded vocational education, the decimation of TAFE,...Read more