Tamworth Community College students have received a number of awards at last week’s 2020 New England Regional Training Awards. David Sadleir, who completed Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, received the Sue Haylock Memorial – Excellence in VET Award. The recipient of this award is selected across all categories. Aaron Rogers, who completed Certificate IV...Read more
Comment by Dr Don Perlgut, CCA CEO: Following new plans for “job ready” graduates released by the Commonwealth Government, Australian universities are in turmoil. This follows persistent opposition by the Government to prevent universities from participating in JobKeeper. Commonwealth Government plans announced by Minister Dan...Read more
Coffs Coast Community College, based in Coffs Harbour NSW, has received a Fostering Integration Grant from the Commonwealth Government to encourage the social and economic participation of migrants. The project will develop their skills and cultural competencies to integrate into Australian social, economic and civic life. Federal Member for Cowper, Pat Conaghan, said there are many...Read more
(The following opinion piece was written by Don Perlgut, CEO of Community Colleges Australia.)Read more
Australia During the CoronavirusYesterday Australia hit a milestone: the first day since early March with no cases of COVID-19 community transmission. Five Australian states and territories – Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT...
The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission (PC) has released a flawed interim report on the National Skills and Workforce Development Agreement. That’s the view of Community Colleges Australia (CCA) and Australian VET experts (see below), following a review of the interim report, which was released on Friday 5 June. “The Productivity Commission has a...Read more
CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, comments on recent news: The extraordinary and saddening news from the USA about protests and demonstrations in at least 140 American cities, focussed on police brutality and the economic deprivation of African-Americans, has illustrated again the unhappy history of Australian Aboriginal and Torres...Read more