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Comment by CEO Craig Robertson

December 16, 2019

Season’s greeting to all of you from the staff at TAFE Directors Australia, the board and our TAFE leaders across the country.  After a tumultuous 2019 we look to 2020 for substantive change, as that is our mission.

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Cause for hope – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

December 9, 2019

In Beijing last week I was asked by a British ex-pat now living in Washington and an Aussie living in England if I was confident about the future of vocational education in Australia. Admittedly, I had just been lamenting the poor participation levels in the sector and praising the clear ...

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Back on the horse – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

December 2, 2019

It was pleasing to see Skills ministers agree Friday week ago to review VET Student Loans.

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Comment by Jen Bahen, Director, International Engagement

November 25, 2019

With Craig currently tending to his garden and in my final week at TDA I was asked to take over his column and reflect on all things international. That also means no stories, no analogies, no poems and no April Fool’s Day jokes… …..or does it?  (It’s nigh on impossible to work ...

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Under embargo until 7pm 21 November

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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