Monthly Archives: August 2019

VET and university sector regulation the focus of ITECA Conference

Last week’s Surfers Paradise conference of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA, the former ACPET) highlighted some of the big questions facing Australian post-secondary education. Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, gave the opening keynote address. Noting that she was a pharmacist by trade and small businessperson, she expressed criticism of...
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ASQA makes the news repeatedly

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Australia’s national VET regulator, has been in the news a great deal in recent weeks. CCA reviews the coverage below, which includes:
  • An unprecedented attack in Federal Parliament by Queensland backbencher Andrew Laming;
  • ASQA’s strategic review into international education, which was highly critical of some private for profit colleges,...
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Melbourne summit unites Victorian adult and community education sector

The Victorian Government has hosted a state adult and community education (ACE) sector summit, as the Andrews Government works on building a Ministerial Statement to support the state’s not-for-profit education and training sector. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education, Gayle Tierney (pictured), opened the ACE Summit on 7 August, bringing together this diverse sector...
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