The NSW Government has mandated vaccination for all primary and secondary school staff from 8 November and has identified a staggered return of students to face-to-face learning to begin on Monday 25 October. These announcements were made by the NSW Education Minister, Sarah Mitchell (pictured below, at the press conference), at the...Read more
CCA has published the final foundation skills resolutions that were developed for the National ACE Summit held in late June. The resolutions have been sent to Ministers and Shadow Ministers of the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments. The resolutions read: “The Summit supports access to and provision...Read more
Community Colleges Australia (CCA) representatives have appeared before the Australian Parliament’s House of Representatives Committee on Employment Education Training Inquiry into “Adult Literacy and Its Importance”. Three representatives gave testimony on Thursday 19 August: Theresa Collignon, CCA Deputy Chair & CEO of Macquarie Community College; Kerry Johnson, CCA Board Director &...Read more
Ahead of the National Cabinet meeting, Australia’s community sector is calling for urgent action from the federal, state and territory governments to ensure high-risk groups are not left behind in the vaccination rollout. The community sector is recommending specific vaccination targets for high-risk groups and that population and location specific data be released at least weekly. The...Read more
(the following opinion piece was written by Dr Don Perlgut, CEO of Community Colleges Australia) Is compulsory vaccination coming to Australian post-secondary education – colleges, universities and the large (4.2 million students) vocational education and training sector? Yes, in some circumstances, given that it’s already here. Sadly, it looks like we in Australia...Read more
In recently released research, the Good Things Foundation discovered that the most at-risk groups for digital exclusion in Australia are:Read more
- First Nations people: In remote First Nations communities, 30% of people have no household internet or phone connection.
- Rural and remote Australians: Even with the roll-out of the NBN, only one third...