Category Archives: News

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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Victorian Government launches Ministerial Statement on the Future of Adult Community Education

The Victorian Government has launched a Ministerial Statement on the Future of Adult Community Education in Victoria 2020-25, the first such comprehensive statement in Australia in many years. The launch, by the Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education, Gayle Tierney, marks a long process of consultation and discussion with the state’s not-for-profit community...
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