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CCA presentation highlights innovations from Australia’s adult and community education providers

A Community Colleges Australia (CCA) presentation has highlighted innovations from Australia’s adult and community education providers. These innovative projects span across educational services, business and employment – including business incubators, sustainability and the environment, and community services, all of them making a real difference to the local populations. Dr Don Perlgut and Evelyn Goodwin presented their...
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KPMG education report proposes major changes to post-secondary education

A report from the management consulting company KPMG has recommended sweeping changes to Australia’s post-secondary education system. The report, entitled Reimagining Tertiary Education: From binary system to ecosystem, says Australia “needs a new mindset”, and that we must “move beyond an unstable and outmoded distinction between higher education and VET”. These report’s recommendations...
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Media Release: Australian Industry Group joins literacy and numeracy groups to call for national strategy

Peak employer organisation, the Australian Industry Group (AIG) has today joined with a coalition of Australia’s leading literacy groups to call for a new national strategy for workplace literacy and numeracy. Vanessa Iles, spokesperson for co-signatory the Reading and Writing Hotline, welcomed the support of AIG. “As literacy professionals, we’ve known for a long time that when...
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Community Education Student of the Year 2018 Awards nominations now open

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has opened nominations for its second annual Community Education Student of the Year Awards. These Awards celebrate the achievements of Australia’s adult and community education students, based on career and study; communication, team and leadership skills; and community and other activities. “Australia’s adult and community education providers teach many hundreds...
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Is Australian VET up for addressing the challenges of inequality?

Is vocational education and training (VET) up for addressing the challenges of inequality in Australia? It should be, says Dr Don Perlgut, CEO of Community Colleges Australia (CCA). Because it’s the post-secondary sector most able to perform. Popular concern for inequality is rising, according to a number of studies released recently, including two by the Committee for...
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