The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) – the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia – has released a Vision for vocational education and training (VET). The release took place on 9 August 2019 following COAG’s Cairns meeting of the Prime Minister and premiers of all states and territories. The agreed summary COAG VET vision...Read more
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Australia’s national VET regulator, has been in the news a great deal in recent weeks. CCA reviews the coverage below, which includes:Read more
- An unprecedented attack in Federal Parliament by Queensland backbencher Andrew Laming;
- ASQA’s strategic review into international education, which was highly critical of some private for profit colleges,...
The Victorian Government has hosted a state adult and community education (ACE) sector summit, as the Andrews Government works on building a Ministerial Statement to support the state’s not-for-profit education and training sector. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education, Gayle Tierney (pictured), opened the ACE Summit on 7 August, bringing together this diverse sector...Read more
Michelle Simpson, CEO of Tamworth Community College, attended and presented at the prestigious Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Leadership Institute for Presidents and Directors General, held in July on the provincial island of Nova Scotia. Michelle Simpson reports: “I was honoured to attend the conference at beautiful Fox Harb’r Resort in Wallace,...Read more
A major policy paper published by the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University supports the local community role of Australian post-secondary institutions. The report, entitled Rethinking and Revitalising Tertiary Education, includes a major policy recommendation to promote “local solutions by encouraging providers who collaborate with industry to provide locally relevant pathways that equip...Read more
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released details of government-funded students and courses in calendar year 2018: approximately 1.1 million students enrolled in the government-funded VET system last year. Australian government-funded VET student numbers peaked in 2000, with 1,721,425 students, and were 1,113,369 last year...Read more