Tuesday 17 July 2018

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Six reasons behind the decline in training, VET expert says

July 16, 2018

VET sector researcher and analyst Linda Simon has dissected the latest figures on government funded training to identify the key factors behind declining activity.

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Student enrolments and apprentice completions both head lower

July 9, 2018

The number of students in government-funded training fell by 5.9% to 1.2 million in 2017, compared with the previous year, while completion rates also went backwards.

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Education and training qualifications set for major overhaul in government review

July 2, 2018

The federal government has paved the way for a comprehensive shake-up of education and training qualifications with the creation of a panel to review the Australia’s Qualifications Framework (AQF).

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Victorian TAFEs add almost $3bn to economy, new study finds

June 25, 2018

Victoria’s TAFEs contribute $2.9 billion to gross state product annually and return more than double their value in economic activity, according to a new report prepared by KPMG.

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University trained electrical apprentices the country’s best

June 18, 2018

Last week’s WorldSkills Australia national championships produced many great achievements, but few as impressive as the results for Queensland’s first dual sector university, CQU (Central Queensland University).

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Vocational education and training leaders feature in Queen’s Birthday Honours

June 12, 2018

A number of significant figures in TAFE and the vocational education and training sector have been acknowledged in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Five years of scholarships success – now we need your support!

June 4, 2018

Around $1.5 million has been awarded in more than 850 scholarships through the TDA National Scholarships Foundation (NSF). The scholarship now needs help so this work can continue.

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Government urged to scrap discriminatory tax on VET students

May 28, 2018

TAFE students are being slugged with a 20 per cent "tax" on their classes, and vocational education directors say it's one of the factors leading a dramatic slide in enrolments, says an article in the Financial Review today.

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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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