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COAG Skills Council endorses ASQA role in education

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting of federal, state and territory skills ministers – held on Friday 20 September in Melbourne – has agreed that the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Australia’s national VET regulator, should “improve its engagement with the VET sector” and expand its role in helping to educate training providers. The inaugural...
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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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