TDA makes recommendations on regulatory reform
The regulatory frameworks and procedures of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) should be more aligned to reduce the regulatory burden for all providers, according to TDA.
In broad terms TDA welcomes TESQA’s proposals to streamline its regulatory processes and to ease the administrative impost on higher education providers. TDA however offers a range of comments, especially that :
“TAFE Institutes are highly governed organisations accountable to state governments and should be recongised as low risk, high quality providers as a result,”
See TDA’s response to the TEQSA review in this week's newsletter
Training outcomes remain strong
Employment outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) graduates have remained steady over the past year with 78.2% employed after training, despite declines in manufacturing employment and tighter economic conditions.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Student Outcomes 2013 report shows that satisfaction with training remains high, with 87% of all VET graduates satisfied with the overall quality of their training.
Find out more in this week's newsletter
International agents plan increased recruitment for Australia
The recent release of the i-graduate ICEF Agents’ Barometer 2013 indicates positive signs for the recruitment of international students for study in Australia.
Some 71% of 590 respondents expected to place more students in Australia in 2014.
There was a 14% increase in agents placing students in Australian VET and further education courses between 2012 and 2013.
See the i-graduate ICEF Agent's Barometer in this week's newsletter
TDA Occasional Paper released:
Click here to read the first of twelve occasional papers: National Conference for TDA 2013: TDA Redefined
New balance required across Australia’s tertiary education funding
A new economic model for Australia’s technical and vocational education sector has been launched, mapping how additional investment in skills and technical education boosts employment and supports productivity.
Click here to read the full report (02 Sept 2013)
Click here to read the Executive Summary of the report (02 Sept 2013)