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Why does the Australian Government Department of Education and Training refuse to recognise not-for-profit adult and community education providers?

The following is an opinion comment by Dr Don Perlgut, CEO of Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Why does the Australian Government Department of Education and Training refuse to recognise not-for-profit adult and community education providers? That question continues to mystify me, following my participation this week in the Department’s VET Student Loans Implementation Advisory...
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New report shows that introducing competition into VET and employment services has failed to deliver better outcomes

A new report issued today shows that the introduction of competition into vocational education and training (VET) and employment services has failed to deliver better outcomes for Australian consumers and undermines community collaboration. The research report by CHOICE and ACOSS, entitled Competition Policy and Human Services: Where Theory Meets Practice, assesses two areas...
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New South Wales community education providers continue to over-perform in reaching vulnerable and disadvantaged learners

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On almost all tracked measures of vulnerability and disadvantage, NSW community education vocational education and training (VET) providers over-perform, compared to both TAFE and private for-profit providers. The latest research from Community Colleges Australia (CCA) analyses the 2017 government-funded VET data, and concludes that NSW not-for-profit community providers disproportionately cater for students from...
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CCA Western Sydney members meet to discuss regional economic development

Nine organisational members of Community Colleges Australia (CCA) met in Parramatta this week to discuss developing a collaborative approach to Western Sydney regional economic development. This planning meeting for CCA’s Western Sydney project was attended by senior representatives from The Parramatta College, Macquarie Community College, Macarthur Community College, JobQuest, The Deaf Society, VERTO, Sydney Community...
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