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Canada shows us the way

March 19, 2018

The Canadian budget handed down on 27 February gives the Australian government a clear blueprint to help everyday Australians engage in innovation through the network of TAFEs.

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Labor preparing the ground for tertiary education review

March 12, 2018

The federal opposition is pressing ahead with preparations for its promised review of the tertiary education sector that it will hold if successful at the next federal election.

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Commonwealth waiting on states’ agreement for national skills fund

March 5, 2018

One of the last hurdles to the new Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) has been cleared, with the federal government now awaiting formal agreement from the states and territories.

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TAFE joins universities in support of national tertiary education inquiry

February 26, 2018

TDA has thrown its support behind a proposal from the federal opposition to embark on a national inquiry into the tertiary education sector.

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Completion rates improve under revamped student loan scheme

February 19, 2018

The completion rate for units of study under the revamped VET student loan program has increased six percentage points to 81.4 per cent over the second half of 2017, according to the latest report card.

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TAFE lends a hand to support skills training in Thailand and Vietnam

February 12, 2018

Australia’s TAFE sector has played a key role in a recent project in Thailand and Vietnam aimed at developing the countries’ vocational training systems.

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Lift student loan limits to boost innovation, TDA says in budget submission

February 5, 2018

TDA has called on the federal government to review the maximum loan amounts under the revamped VET student loans program for specialised courses that contribute to the country’s innovation capability.

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VET leaders named in Australia Day honours

January 29, 2018

A number of respected figures in the VET sector have been honoured in the 2018 Australia Day awards.

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Less than a month for proposal submissions for the WFCP 2018 World Congress

January 22, 2018

In October, the global TVET community will turn its eyes to Australia as host of the 2018 Congress of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP), encompassing the annual TDA Convention.

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Financial Review article warns of skills shortage if VET funding is not addressed

January 15, 2018

An article in Saturday’s Financial Review warned that skills shortages may result if the slide in government funding for VET since 2012 is not addressed.

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