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Never forget November – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

November 19, 2018

November is the go-to month in the VET calendar. Each year the best of vocational education is celebrated at the Australian Training Awards.

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New views on competency – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

November 12, 2018

What happens when you mix competency with budget rules in the so called Canberra Bubble?

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Regular to remarkable – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

November 5, 2018

The recent Invictus Games bookend the hundredth commemoration of the Armistice. This Sunday at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we will remember the fallen, wounded and returning soldiers from World War 1.

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Time to consider what more our education and training system can do for veterans – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

October 29, 2018

Australians have been transfixed with the courage and fortitude of the returned service women and men participating in the Invictus Games in Sydney this past week.

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Skills, enterprise and imagination on a grand scale – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

October 22, 2018

I trust you’ve had a good fortnight, because I have, and it’s been full of hope and promise for vocational education and training in Australia and beyond.

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New gold in Victoria – comment by CEO Craig Robertson 

October 15, 2018

In Melbourne, the Old Treasury Building on Spring Street at the top of Collins is emblematic of the Victorian story, and its future.

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Looking to new horizons – Comment by CEO Craig Robertson

October 8, 2018

Horizons make my mind wonder. Maybe it was my childhood in the West watching the sun set and wondering if the sea melted the sun. Most likely, it’s my wondering of what lay over it.As we start Congress week in Melbourne my thoughts are the same. What lay over the ...

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A landmark moment in our approach to skills – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

October 2, 2018

I’m super excited, in a nerdy sort of way. In less than a week, I get to meet again my Skills Idol – Professor David Finegold. David is one of the keynote speakers at the Congress of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics that TDA is hosting in Melbourne from ...

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Student’s failed by unscrupulous colleges to have loan debts cancelled

September 24, 2018

The federal government has introduced legislation to wipe out the debts of students who were exploited by training providers under the failed VET FEE-HELP loans scheme.

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I cried some tears for the Australian VET sector this past week – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

September 17, 2018

I’ve been in Brazil meeting with education leaders and attended the conference of CONIF, the network of Federal Technical Institutes.

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