2016 Archived News
TAFE Directors Australia has extended its congratulations to the new Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Senator Scott Ryan (pictured).
Recurrent funding for the VET sector by Commonwealth, state and territory governments totalled $5.2 billion in 2014, a 12 per cent cut from 2013, according to a new report from the Productivity Commission.
The Minister for Vocational Education and Training, Luke Hartsuyker (pictured), will launch an Innovation and Applied Research Roundtable, designed to promote opportunities for industry working with TAFEs and dual sector universities, under the government's recently announced $1.1 billion Innovation and Science Agenda.
The vision of a national training market has devolved into eight distinct systems across the states and territories, according to research from the National Centre for Vocational Research (NCVER).
The federal government is looking at narrowing the range of courses that are eligible for VET FEE-HELP.