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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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The power of TAFE – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

September 9, 2019

For those at last week’s TDA Convention, I figure you’ve had enough words. Here’s just a few.

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Serving capital – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

September 2, 2019

This title may have Marxists turning in their grave but I assure you this article is not about the political economy, although my inner-nerd is tempted (having noticed the rise of democratic socialism …. but that’s for another day).

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Skills to the world – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

August 26, 2019

Kazan, Russia is the top of the world this week when it comes to skills, and we have our Skillaroos drawn from the VET sector conquering that mountain.

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Let’s imagine bold education policy – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

August 19, 2019

Its’ fair to say that the policy landscape at present is littered with government reviews and policy positions from the full sweep of stakeholders concerned for tertiary education in Australia.

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A new high bar has been set – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

August 12, 2019

Heated agreement makes a change for the VET sector and TAFEs. The Prime Minister and first ministers should be congratulated for their joint agreement on Friday to position TAFEs on the same footing as universities.

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The Yin and Yang of international VET – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

August 5, 2019

ASQA released a very important report this past week, but it seems other matters were occupying the mind of Ministers.

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Let’s chase value  – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

July 29, 2019

I suspect we are immune to sales techniques and attuned to value. Special deals dominate our retail experience. Boxing Day sales have lost their edge and discounts are a permanent feature. Once price discounts fail, do you notice the move to promises of value that seem too good to be true ...

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Commonwealth for the common good – comment by CEO Craig Robertson

July 22, 2019

Whether it’s planning or luck, the international speakers for this year’s TDA Convention in September in Brisbane present a distinct Commonwealth flavour – England, Canada and New Zealand. Accompanied by a panel of Australian experts, we’ll be ready for our very own Commonwealth Games!

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