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November 18, 2019

Good evening. My name is Craig Robertson and I’m your host this evening. Welcome to this special night and let’s introduce our special guests.

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Stopping the less is more in VET – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

November 11, 2019

Have you ever measured the progress in your life by tracking your TVs?

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Keeping the partnership together – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

November 4, 2019

The longstanding debate in my household has been the resources my wife and I brought to our marriage and how we each contribute to family life. OK, confession time. I entered the marriage with debt and my wife didn’t, and I’d been working for some time! How we shared the ...

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More than 19 per cent – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

October 28, 2019

The Education and Employment Senate Committee was told last week that TAFE represents 19 per cent of VET in Australia, echoing a comment made previously by the Prime Minister. I repeat, 19 per cent!

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Political heat in the VET kitchen – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

October 21, 2019

Interesting week in the politics of TAFE, at least for Canberra watchers like me.

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A bolder education vision? – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

October 14, 2019

Education in Australia is awash with reviews. Political discourse would say it is governments at action stations. If there’s little coordination at the front line of action chances of success are limited, I would have thought, although progress on the odd battlefront isn’t something to be scoffed at here in ...

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Let’s take a global perspective on VET – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

October 8, 2019

This week marks a year since the successful Congress of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics on the banks of the Yarra at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Over 850 delegates, some 250 from overseas, including over 30 young people at a leadership retreat at the Lilydale campus of Box ...

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Systems trump – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

September 30, 2019

This past weekend marks the end of my AFL inspired analogies, at least for the next 25 weeks, or 171 days, or 4,116 hours till the 2020 season kicks off.

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You’re bad man! – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

September 23, 2019

Remember in your younger days your brother or sister congratulating you over the dinner table about something you had done at school - “you’re bad” - and your mother was confused!

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New vocational education to re-gear the economy – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

September 16, 2019

Red sky at night, sailors' delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning   Red sky mornings in North Eastern Australia portend the dangers of the fire season facing Australia this summer. As if that’s not enough, the red morning sky forewarns troubling economic times ahead, akin to the 1990s recession. Vocational education ...

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