Category Archives: 2019 Conference

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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