The NSW Auditor has found TAFE’s commercial purpose has “conflicted with legislated social objectives” of ensuring access by the state’s disadvantaged communities and groups. This is one of the main conclusions of a report by the NSW Audit Office into the “One TAFE” modernisation program. The Report also notes that the TAFE Act “defines...Read more
Forced online learning in the age of COVID-19 has presented significant challenges to VET and university learners in Australia and overseas. Literacy and numeracy: The Reading Writing Hotline has released its report on Online Learning and Digital Isolation during COVID-19: The report concludes that with cessation of face-to-face...Read more
Investing in Australian adult and community education (ACE) provider infrastructure makes economic sense, as Australia struggles to recover and emerge from the economic downturn caused by the Coronavirus epidemic. That’s the conclusion CCA draws from recent research by the Australia Institute (TAI), which published its paper Design Principles for Fiscal Policy...Read more
Community Colleges Australia has brought in a new Board of Directors, at its virtual Annual General Meeting held on 25 November 2020. Three new Directors (view details here) are:Read more
- Kerry Johnson, CEO, ACE Community Colleges, Lismore;
- Kerrie Smith, Training and Operations Manager, WEA Illawarra, Wollongong; and
- Jade Vermeer, Finance and Administration Manager,...
Community Colleges Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 Community Education Student of the Year Awards, in a virtual Zoom event that took place on 25 November and involved about 120 people at more than 20 locations along the east coast of Australia. The Winners are:Read more
- Kristal Barlow, Atwea College, Newcastle,...
The NSW Government 2020/21 Budget – announced by the Treasurer on 17 November – features a major focus on investment, including substantial social infrastructure, for uncertain times. For the state’s not-for-profit adult and community education (ACE) providers, the focus on skills and VET, new programs for women and innovative approaches to...Read more