Monthly Archives: February 2019

NSW Election Watch: Education and Employment Precincts

CCA is monitoring relevant announcements by all political parties in New South Wales In the run-up to the election on 23 March 2019. Yesterday, the NSW Premier and NSW Treasurer announced plans for the “creation of an integrated Central Coast Education and Employment Precinct around a revitalised Gosford CBD with increased education...
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Latest from ASQA and TEQSA

Earlier this week, Mark Paterson AO (pictured), Chief Commissioner of ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), gave an update on ASQA’s priorities, at an ACPET event in Sydney. CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, was there and filed this report:

ASQA has a number of priority regulatory activities over the next two...

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Australia’s National VET Review: The Story So Far

The National VET Review being conducted by Steven Joyce, former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, has become a major platform for discussion on the future of VET. There has been some press commentary about the National VET Review which gives a good indication of where the Reviewer...
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NSW Labor commits to free TAFE places

NSW Labor – in the run-up to the March 23rd election – has promised a 10-year plan to provide 600,000 students with free TAFE courses in a bid to reduce skill shortages. The Sydney Morning Herald reported today (11 February) that, “The state’s independent Parliamentary Budget Office has put the cost of...
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