Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has adopted a new corporate logo (pictured). The logo is based on an abstraction of the acronym, “CCA”. Graphically, the circular shape is derived from the contours of the character “C” and the arrow from the “A”. The colour gradation metaphorically represents the journey of growth and empowerment through learning for Australia’s...Read more
In the following opinion article, CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, argues that recent statements from many of Australia’s national vocational education and training (VET) bodies do not recognise the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.Read more
*****Australia’s national VET institutions need to pay proper attention to the needs of Indigenous Australians. The recent...
The Commonwealth Government and participating states and territories have signed a Heads of Agreement for Skills Reform. The Agreement sets out immediate reforms to improve the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and an approach and priorities for developing a new National Skills Agreement to replace the National Agreement on Skills...Read more
A new report calls for urgent reforms to support charities as analysis reveals charities could power a post-COVID economic recovery. The report, entitled “Taken for Granted? Charities’ role in economic recovery”, comes from Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI). “The financial modelling SVA and CSI has undertaken shows...Read more
Australian Skills Ministers (also known as the Council of Australian Governments Skills Council) met on Friday 31 July 2020, "to advance priorities to support Australia’s critical skills and training needs in response to COVID-19 and to continue progressing long-term reforms that will deliver a strong vocational education and training (VET) system...Read more
Community Colleges Australia has provided a submission to the Australian Government Productivity Commission inquiry into the national Skills and Workforce Development Agreement. This inquiry has been commissioned to examine how well Australian, state and territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system, as set out...Read more