Senator Doug Cameron, Federal Labor’s Shadow Minister for Skills, has given a strong speech stating that his party is committed to a national vocational education and training (VET) system not based on profiteering, situating TAFE as the anchor institution and supporting not-for-profit community education providers. Senator Cameron spoke on 30 August in Canberra to the...Read more
There are at least 12 good reasons to attend CCA’s Sydney Conference, which unfolds this year at Sydney’s Mercure Hotel from 13 to 15 November. Politics: We live in interesting political times. We have a new Prime Minister, a new Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, and a new Minister for Education....Read more
Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has welcomed the two new Commonwealth ministers responsible for education and vocational education and skills. In the Cabinet unveiled by new Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday, a large number of changes have been made to the Ministry. These include:Read more
- Senator Michaelia Cash (WA), is now the Minister for...
A Community Colleges Australia (CCA) presentation has highlighted innovations from Australia’s adult and community education providers. These innovative projects span across educational services, business and employment – including business incubators, sustainability and the environment, and community services, all of them making a real difference to the local populations. Dr Don Perlgut and Evelyn Goodwin presented their...Read more
A report from the management consulting company KPMG has recommended sweeping changes to Australia’s post-secondary education system. The report, entitled Reimagining Tertiary Education: From binary system to ecosystem, says Australia “needs a new mindset”, and that we must “move beyond an unstable and outmoded distinction between higher education and VET”. These report’s recommendations...Read more
Peak employer organisation, the Australian Industry Group (AIG) has today joined with a coalition of Australia’s leading literacy groups to call for a new national strategy for workplace literacy and numeracy. Vanessa Iles, spokesperson for co-signatory the Reading and Writing Hotline, welcomed the support of AIG. “As literacy professionals, we’ve known for a long time that when...Read more