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2014

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22/12/14

TAFE welcomes new minister for training and urges policy momentum as portfolio shifts from industry to education

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03/12/14

TAFE students will be locked out if higher education reforms

continue to be blocked

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24/11/14

National survey reports higher education students in TAFE value quality ‘work ready’ degrees

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3/11/14

Audit of VET FEE HELP student loans required to support ASIC review of ASX-listed private training colleges

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31/10/14

TDA and WFCP joint media statement - Outstanding accomplishments in the global colleges and polytechnics sector gain recognition

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11/09/14

'Moving in the right direction - But don't stop there'

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08/09/14

TAFE Directors welcomes funding overhaul on apprenticeships 

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07/09/14

TDA ACPET Joint Media Release - Independent Assessment advocated for VET funding 

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28/08/14

TAFE Institutes say higher education legislation should be supported

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25/08/14

Announcement from TDA Chair, Stephen Conway

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23/06/14

Welcome recommendations from BCA for national focus on Australia’s technical and vocational education system

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16/05/14

NSW Minister for Education media statement - Opposition wrong on training fees

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16/05/14

Federal budget impact on international education

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13/05/14

Budget delivers fair deal finally for TAFE Higher Education students/ Concerns for Apprenticeship students with cost shift from grants to loans

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11/04/14

Establishment of the Australia China Centre for Skills Excellence

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11/04/14 

中澳技能卓越中心-新闻发布稿

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24/03/14

Parliamentary Inquiries into TAFE

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15/03/14

Axing of Apprenticeship Completion Payments- Deferral of $2000 cap on training expenses 

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2013

  • 25 November, 2013 TDA media statement- Communique: National Board Meeting, Perth [PDF 537 KB]

  • 30 September, 2013 TDA media statement-  Indonesia Industry Roundtable  [PDF 495 KB]

  • 12 September, 2013 TDA media statement-  Australia’s TAFE and group training peak bodies welcome incoming Coalition government and urge strong focus on skills and training in new Ministry  [PDF 347 KB]

  • 04 September, 2013 TDA media statement-  TAFE Directors seeks clarification on Prime Minister Rudd withdrawal of approved $111 million funds allocated to TAFE under Education Investment Fund [PDF 680 KB]

  • 02 September, 2013 TDA media statement- New national economic model maps government investment in skills and technical education: New balance required across Australia’s tertiary education funding [PDF 538 KB]

  • 01 September, 2013 TDA media statement- Labor pledge to support TAFEs with direct funding- Latest Labor TAFE & Apprenticeship plans to be discussed at TDA 2013 National Conference in Brisbane [PDF 469 KB]

  • 25 August, 2013 TDA media statement- Coalition Loans Scheme to help lift the attraction of apprenticeships [PDF 667 KB]

  • 12 August, 2013 TDA media statement 

    ELECTION 2013: TDA Releases two new Position Papers

    Skills training and international education

     [PDF 667 KB]

  • 02 August, 2013 TDA media statement- Axing of Apprenticeship Employer Completion Payments- Deferral of $2000 cap on training expenses [PDF 747KB]

  • 11 March, 2013 TDA media statement -Industry-led Board finds tafe “Bedrock of national VET system” [PDF 690KB]

  • 27 February, 2013 TDA media statement - Interntional Education Advisory Council advice [PDF 106KB]

  • 25 February, 2013 TDA media statement - Industry training new approaches [PDF 119KB]

  • 2 February, 2013 TDA media statement on ministerial reshuffle - TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) extends its congratulations to Senator Chris Evans on his retirement announcement today.[PDF 410KB]

2012
  • 30 November, 2012, Response to Qld Ministerial Statement on Skills [PDF 95KB]

  • 19 November, 2012, National TAFE Scholarships Foundation gains Australian Tax Office charity approval [PDF 99KB]

  • 6 November, 2012, Response to Queensland Training and Skills Taskforce Final Report [PDF 111KB]

  • 28 October, 2012, Australia in the Asian Century [PDF 124KB]

  • 22 October, 2012, Reaction to mid year economic statement [PDF 100KB]

  • 20 October, 2012, China’s largest English language competition [PDF 135KB]

  • 17 October, 2012, TAFE Directors support need for funding certainty [PDF 57KB]

  • 7 September, 2012, Green Skills media release [PDF 135KB]

  • 6 September, 2012, Response to Queensland Training and Skills Taskforce [PDF 65KB]

  • 2 July, 2012, Response to MySkills launch [PDF 82KB]

  • 16 May, 2012, National Charter for TAFE [PDF 78KB]

  • 8 May, 2012, Response to 2012-13 Budget [PDF 102KB]

  • 13 April, 2012, Response to COAG Skills and Training reform [PDF 361KB]

  • 19 March, 2012, Reaction to PM VET announcements [PDF 488KB]

  • 1 February, 2012, Response to Federal Governments HECS-style loans for VET students [PDF 70KB]

2011
  • 12 December, 2011, Response to Ministerial announcements [PDF 315KB]

  • 23 November, 2011, TAFE Directors launch discussion paper proposing National Charter for TAFE [PDF 101KB]

  • 1 November, 2011, TDA welcomes funding clarity for vocational education diploma courses [PDF 361KB]

  • 31 May, 2011, Minister Crean approves wider choice for tuition assurance [PDF 314KB]

  • 31 May, 2011, TDA elects new Chair, Stephen Conway [PDF 370KB]

  • 11 May, 2011, TDA Budget 2011/2012 response [PDF 414KB]

  • 6 May, 2011, TDA reaction to Productivity Commission report [PDF 78KB]

  • 3 May, 2011, TDA reaction to Skills Australia report [PDF 89KB]

  • 20 April, 2011, TDA/LH Martin Communiqué on Tertiary Mission to US Community Colleges [PDF 500KB]

  • 14 April, 2011, TAFE Directors support improved clarity for role of non-universities delivering degrees under new TEQSA legislation [PDF 485KB]

  • 13 April, 2011, Time for TAFE funding to be put on par with universities [PDF 405KB] TDA submission [PDF 578KB]

  • 7 April, 2011, Introducing National VET Provider Categories and Standards [PDF 409KB] TDA submission to the AQSA [PDF 474KB]

  • 23 March, 2011, National VET Regulator Bill passes Senate [PDF 343KB]

  • 28 February, 2011, Urgent consultations needed on national VET regulation [PDF 281KB]

  • 21 February, 2011, Sea change in apprenticeship conditions welcomed for thousands of students seeking skilled careers [PDF 83KB]

2010
  • 17 December 2010, Mixed blessings from joint Ministerial statement on student visas [PDF 83KB]

  • 29 November 2010, Further Re-structuring of Student Visas [PDF 380KB]

  • 22 November 2010, TAFE Institutes Urge Federal Review of Immigrations Skilled Migration Points System [PDF 379KB]

  • 18 November 2010, Enhancing the Retention of Young People Especially to Year 12 Through Vocational Skills [PDF 1.29MB] Joint TDA-ACE Report Launch Paper [PDF 297KB]

  • 13 September 2010, TAFE in box seat to revitalise skills in regional Australia [PDF 223KB]

  • 13 September 2010, Australia and China reach new deal on VET partnership [PDF 218KB]

  • 19 August 2010, Reaction to Coalition Spending Cuts [PDF 238KB]

  • 17 August 2010, Economic Benefits of International Education to Australia [PDF 62KB]

  • 27 July 2010, TAFE Survey on International Students [PDF 330KB] Background information [PDF 340KB]

  • 21 July 2010, TAFE Blueprint on Tertiary Education [PDF 395KB]

  • 5 July 2010, China World Expo 2010 [PDF 272KB]

  • 18 May 2010, TDA Budget Reaction May 2010 [PDF 400KB]

  • 18 March 2010, TDA Response to General Skilled Migration Discussion Paper [PDF96KB]

  • 10 March 2010, Skills Report Advances Critical Role of TAFE [PDF 95KB]

  • 9 March 2010, Baird Report Sets Blueprint for Quality Education of Overseas Students [PDF 90KB]

  • 8 February 2010, Migration Revamp Puts Everyone in Limbo [PDF 91KB]

2009
  • 12 December 2009, Investment in Quality the Real Winner for COAG Establishing a National VET Regulator [PDF 1044KB]

  • 23 October 2009, Communiqué – Study Visa Crack-down Offshore now Impacting TAFE Institutes [PDF 99.4kb] [RTF 38.7KB]

  • 27 August 2009, Communiqué - from Peak Education and Training Bodies on International Education [PDF 195kb] [RTF 929KB]

  • 3 July 2009, Communiqué – International Students [PDF 23.1KB] [RTF 794KB]

  • 12 May 2009, 2009 Federal Budget – TDA Comment [PDF 43.8KB] [RTF 44KB]

  • 23 April 2009, TDA Comment on 2020 Summit Vocational Education Broadband Network [PDF 47.4KB] [RTF 785kb]

  • 5 March 2009, TDA Response to Deputy Prime Minister’s Announcements on the Future of VET [PDF 52.3KB] [RTF 800KB]

2008
  • 17 December 2008, Bradley Review Creates 21st vision [PDF 47KB] [RTF 798KB]

  • 12 December 2008, TAFE Welcomes $500 Million Boost to TAFE Institute Infrastructure [PDF 47KB] [RTF 787KB]

  • 13 November 2008, TAFE Directors Welcomes OECD Skills Report [PDF 49KB] [RTF 784KB]

  • 7 October 2008, Communiqué - TAFE Meets Parliament - Skills Innovation 2020 [PDF 89KB] [RTF 3.4MB]

  • 16 September 2008, Student Loans Widen to Skills Students [PDF 27KB] [RTF 809KB]

  • 29 July 2008, Australian TAFE Institutes to Support US$200M Chilean Bicentennial Scholarship Fund [PDF 33KB] [RTF 856KB]

  • 13 May 2008, Budget 2008 - Education Revolution - $11b Fund Welcome for TAFE [PDF 113KB] [RTF 21KB]

  • 5 May 2008, Budget 2008 – Microeconomic Reform Should Begin with TAFE [PDF 80KB] [RTF 15KB]

  • 7 February 2008, New Industry Alignment Between Australian TAFE and Chinese Institutes [PDF 81KB] [RTF 827KB]

2007
  • 10 December 2007, Record Recruitment for Skills Graduates [PDF 112KB] [RTF 3.29MB]

  • 3 December 2007, TDA and Industry Skills Councils Announce ‘Shared Priorities’ [PDF 226KB] [RTF 425KB]

  • 29 October 2007, TDA Comment on $2.1 Billion Pledge for Technical Colleges [PDF 88KB] [RTF 394KB]

  • 15 October 2007, Backpacker Tourism Alignment, New Europe-Australian TAFE Study Link [PDF 107KB] [RTF 380KB]

  • 25 September 2007, PM’s Vision for Linkages Between University and TAFE [PDF 27KB] [RTF 95KB]

  • 25 September 2007, Convention Communique [PDF 37KB] [RTF 116KB]

  • 24 September 2007, An Election Manifesto from TAFE Institutes for the Incoming Government [PDF 132KB] [RTF 384KB]

  • 24 September 2007, Federal Government Calls for States to Reform TAFE [PDF 45KB] [RTF 100KB]

  • 23 September 2007, Policy Roadmap to Avoid Potholes for Multi-million Dollar Election Pledges on Skilling in Schools [PDF 40KB] [RTF 393KB]

  • 23 September 2007, Autonomy and Funding the Main Priorities from TAFE National Survey [PDF 42KB] [RTF 395KB]

  • 19 September 2007, TAFE Directors Australia 2007 National Convention [PDF 82KB] [RTF 148KB]

  • 19 July 2007, Re-open Contracts for Struggling ATCs [PDF 57KB] [RTF 3.6MB]

  • 16 July 2007, Contract Review Urged for Australian Technical Colleges [PDF 37KB] [RTF 7.2MB]

  • 11 May 2007, Schools and Tertiary Reform should Accompany Big Spending on Technical Colleges [PDF 58KB] [RTF 3.6MB]

  • 9 May 2007, Budget Comment 2007 - Government Supports Fee Help [PDF 43KB] [RTF 382KB]

  • 26 April 2007, Comments on the Australian Chamber of Commerce Report [PDF 55KB] [RTF 3.6MB]

  • 13 April 2007, COAG Comment - Widening Literacy and Numeracy Beyond Schools - TAFE Sector Key to Workforce Participation [PDF 74KB] [RTF 3.7MB]

  • 28 March 2007, TAFE Institutes Challenge to COAG Skills Summit - White Paper on Reform [PDF 80KB] [RTF 3.7MB]

  • 14 March 2007, Diplomas Bring New Era for Australian Trades [PDF 54KB] [RTF 3.6MB]; Fact Sheet: Trade Diplomas [PDF 21KB] [RTF 35KB]

  • 23 January 2007, Day of Renewal for National Skills Policy [PDF 24KB] [RTF 924KB]

2006
  • 15 November 2006, 2006 National Conference Communiqué [PDF 33KB]

  • 23 October 2006, Program Launch for 2006 National Conference [PDF 146KB] [RTF 10.8MB]

  • 12 October 2006, Australian TAFE Sector Welcomes $837 Million Skills Boost [PDF 58kb] [RTF 3.6MB]

  • 9 October 2006, TDA Board Launches COAG Discussion Paper [PDF 146KB] [RTF 10.8MB]

  • 27 September 2006, TAFE National Reform Agenda [PDF 51KB]

  • 23 August 2006, 'International Executive Reference Group - Growing the Australian Network' [PDF 37KB] [RTF 380KB]

  • 31 May 2006, Evidence of Worsening Skill Crisis - NEW DATA RELEASED
    ABS Education and Training Survey 2005
    NCVER Apprentices and Trainees Quarterly Survey Dec 2005 [PDF 56KB] [RTF 2.1MB]

  • 11 May 2006, Budget in Reply Statement
    TAFE Welcomes Recognition that Training is Part of the Budget. [PDF 29KB] [RTF 896KB]

  • 6 May 2006, Ai Group Employers Survey
    ‘BIG PICTURE’ Change Model Key to Reform Australian Training [PDF 29KB] [RTF 933KB]

  • 15 March 2006, Employers Rank TAFE No 1 for Apprentices and Trainees [PDF 31KB] [RTF 930KB]

  • 8 March 2006, TAFE Training Sector Embraces COAG Renewal [PDF 37KB] [RTF 923KB]

  • 6 March 2006, Extension to National Student Loans Scheme Call to widen ‘HECS’ &’ HELP’ Beyond Universities [PDF 41KB] [RTF 934KB]

  • 30 January 2006, TAFE Directors Australia Comment on Labor's Skills Account Plan [PDF 85KB] [RTF 1.2 MB]

2005
  • 21 December 2005, Wider Representation Best Solution To $22 Million Australian Skills Institute [PDF 11KB] [RTF 147KB]

  • 9 December 2005, Appointment of TDA Executive Director [PDF 16KB] [RTF 99KB]

  • 25 November 2005, 'Historic Agreement', Industry and Training Providers Working Together [PDF 328KB]

  • 11 May 2005, Budget Fails to Provide for Australia's Future Skills Needs [PDF 22KB] [RTF 147KB]

  • 30 March 2005, Australia's Training System Is More Than Just ACCI [PDF 23KB] [RTF 147KB]

2004
  • 4 October 2004, Government TAFE Directors Welcome ALP Commitment on Additional Training Places [PDF 20KB]

  • 23 September 2004, Government Not Meeting Skills Needs [PDF 56KB]

  • 31 August 2004, TAFE Institutes Call for New Strategies to Meet Australia's Skill Needs and Lift the Nation's Investment in TAFE [PDF 68KB]

  • 14 May 2004, ALP's Youth Guarantee A Positive Step Forward [PDF 107KB]

  • 12 May 2004, Budget Ignores Critical VET Needs [PDF 110KB]

  • 12 March 2004, TAFE Overlooked Again [PDF 54KB]

 2003
  • 16 September 2003, International Education [PDF 58KB]

  • 23 July 2003, More Needs to be Done for TAFE [PDF 99KB]

  • 7 July 2003, TDA Welcomes ALP Commitment to Fund Additional TAFE Places [PDF 99KB]

  • 14 May 2003, Budget Fails to Meet VET Needs [PDF 110KB]

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