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Time to end the discriminatory tax imposed on VET students

May 21, 2018

TDA has called on the federal government to end the unfair treatment of vocational students by scrapping the 20 per cent tax levied on VET student loans.

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TAFEs ready to deliver fee-free training following Budget-week announcements  

May 14, 2018

TAFEs have signalled their readiness to open their doors to 100,000 students who would be eligible for free training under a plan announced by the federal opposition last week.

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Bill Shorten: make Australia a ‘tradie’ nation again

May 7, 2018

Federal opposition leader Bill Shorten has vowed to restore Australia to a nation of 'tradies', with TAFE as the centerpiece of national skills training.

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Skills minister Karen Andrews responds to call for a VET royal commission

April 30, 2018

The Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews says there is no need for a royal commission into the VET FEE-HELP scandal, and has argued that the VET ombudsman is the best avenue to work through complaints from hundreds of affected students.

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The policy mistake at the heart of VET – believing free markets would work

April 23, 2018

At the core of the recent problems of the VET sector lay the misplaced belief that increased competition and free markets would work in education and training, as they had in other areas of the economy.

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Government report calls for TAFE expansion across regional Australia

April 16, 2018

A federal government-commissioned report has called for TAFE to be restored to its former place in regional Australia in order to expand employment, productivity and applied research.

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ASQA review clears the air for TAFE SA

April 9, 2018

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has revoked its suspension of qualifications affecting TAFE SA, saying cases of non-compliance identified last year have been rectified.

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Federal government revamps higher education standards body

April 3, 2018

The federal government has overhauled the Higher Education Standards Panel, with a new chair and five new members, as well as a direction to undertake reviews of key parts of higher education.

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New study finds key to success for disadvantaged VET students

March 26, 2018

New research has identified some of the critical strategies being used by training providers in regional Australia that are producing exceptional results for disadvantaged learners.

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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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