Yearly Archives: 2019

Seasons greetings from CCA – representing community education providers with a history going back more than 100 years

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) wishes all of its members, friends and supporters seasons greetings and best wishes for the new year 2020. “It is a valuable time to remember the important role that Australian community education providers have played in adult education. Some of our members have served their communities since 1913, the year Australian Workers...
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CCA members serve their communities in drought, bushfires and floods

A number of CCA members have been in the news serving their communities, with many dealing with drought, bushfires and floods.

“Although all CCA members are accredited vocational education and training providers, as not-for-profit community organisations, they undertake many unique community service activities," said CCA CEO, Dr Don Perlgut.

Here’s a selection of some notable recent community...

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CCA Brisbane Conference Update

Almost 150 participants, speakers and sponsors attended CCA’s November annual conference at the Stamford Plaza in Brisbane last month. Highlights: CCA hosted a number of Australian political leaders: Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, the Hon Steve Irons MP (pictured), gave a special lunchtime address on day 1. Shadow Labor ministers for education...
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VET markets have disadvantaged regional and rural Australian learners

Turning Australian vocational education and training (VET) into a market has disadvantaged learners in regional and rural Australia. While introducing “marketisation” (privatisation) competition into VET was meant to increase quality, responsiveness, efficiency, access and more equitable outcomes, the impact of competition has particularly disadvantaged regional and remote Australia, as well as disadvantaged learners generally. These are...
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