TAFE Directors Australia

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2015 Archived News

More than one person in every street in Australia is enrolled with TAFE. Many millions of today's workforce have gained a job or advanced their careers by partnering with these institutions.

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The federal government has outlined a new, contestable model to put employers at the centre of training product development.

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There is a position vacant for a Policy Analyst with TDA. Applications close Friday, April 24th.

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The financial position of Victoria's TAFE sector has significantly worsened, according to annual reports tabled in the state parliament last week.

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The number of trade support loans is growing, with 20,000 applications received under the program.

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The federal government is considering a new 'cooling-off' provision that would allow students signed up by some colleges to back out of agreements.

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The Victorian state government has pumped an additional $50 million into the TAFE system, with a 'Back to Work' fund that it says will create at least 100,000 jobs.

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Sydney TAFE is one of several TAFE Institutes to sign up with the TDA National Scholarships Foundation (TDA NSF) to award a large share of the scholarship program. The agreement with Sydney TAFE is the most significant to date.

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Training providers and brokers will be banned from offering students sign-up inducements such as cash, meals, prizes or laptops, under the federal government's latest crackdown.

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A Senate committee has expressed concern about the rapid increase in government funding to non-TAFE providers and the explosion in VET FEE-HELP.

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The federal government has announced that training providers will be subject of targeted audits to prevent the exploitation of VET FEE-HELP.

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The Victorian government has ordered a crackdown on low quality training providers and the misuse of government funds, and revealed that thousands of qualifications are being recalled.

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There has been a turnaround in the number of apprentices commencing, suggesting an end to the recent decline, according to the latest figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

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The Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham has hinted at a further crack down on rogue training providers.

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The Queensland Labor Opposition's promise to rescue the TAFE sector will now come into sharper focus following the LNP's surprise setback in the weekend state election.

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Planning has commenced for this year's TDA National Conference to be held in Hobart, 9-11 September.

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The Department of Education and Training (DET) says that it will be "business as usual" as responsibility for vocational education and training (VET) transitions out of the Department of Industry, and into its new home.

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The new federal minister responsible for vocational education and training (VET) has warned of a crackdown on rogue training brokers that has now come into effect.

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