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International economist headlines CCA conference keynotes

An internationally famous Australian economist will headline of CCA’s Brisbane conference keynote addresses. Professor John Quiggin (pictured), an Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland, will give a keynote presentation on the failures of Australian vocational education and training (VET) policy. Professor Quiggin is one of Australia’s most outspoken...
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TAFE Directors Conference highlights Australian Government commitment to a revitalised VET

The TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) annual conference has highlighted the Commonwealth Government’s renewed commitment to Australian vocational education and training (VET). As the opening keynote speaker at last week’s conference in Brisbane, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships, The Hon Steve Irons (pictured), told the conference that he has first-hand experience of the VET...
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VET and university sector regulation the focus of ITECA Conference

Last week’s Surfers Paradise conference of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA, the former ACPET) highlighted some of the big questions facing Australian post-secondary education. Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, gave the opening keynote address. Noting that she was a pharmacist by trade and small businessperson, she expressed criticism of...
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