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TAFE students have to dig a little deeper this year

TAFE students have to dig a little deeper this year | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
FROM January 1, TAFE NSW students face increased enrolment fees and students aiming to complete a Fine Arts course will also have to dig deeper.
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AIPPVET | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training

Welcome to AIPPVET.

 

Very soon AIPPVET will once again become active. We will prepare meetings, discussions and workshops to make our life as VET Professionals easier.

 

That includes sharing and developing some practical tips and advice on managing students and enhancing learning outcomes. The focus is on what individual VET Practitioners need.

 

Watch this space .......

 

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TAFE funding concern - ABC Online (blog)

TAFE funding concern
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There's been some good news for Gippsland's biggest TAFE provider Federation Training, it looks certain to secure some of the 20 million dollar bailout package from the state government.
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Rip off training organisations under fire - The Sunshine Coast Daily

Rip off training organisations under fire - The Sunshine Coast Daily | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
REGISTERED training organisations rorting thousands off unassuming people and siphoning millions from government coffers are on notice.
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Warrnambool South West TAFE expected to vie for Victorian Government rescue ... - ABC Local

Warrnambool South West TAFE expected to vie for Victorian Government rescue ... - ABC Local | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Warrnambool-based South West TAFE looks likely to get some of the Victorian Government's initial $20 million rescue package for the sector.
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Italy: vocational education and training can improve job prospects for young people | PressReleasePoint

Italy: vocational education and training can improve job prospects for young people | PressReleasePoint | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
http://t.co/niFw8EKARf Italy: vocational education and training can improve job prospects for young people
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TAFE enrolments in chaos after computer crash prevents student access for new courses

TAFE enrolments in chaos after computer crash prevents student access for new courses | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
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TAFE: an Australian asset

TAFE: an Australian asset | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
On 24 November 2014, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment tabled in Parliament the report that wrapped up its Inquiry into the role of Technical and Further Education system and its operation.TAFE: an...
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Labor would 'rescue' TAFE, build regions

Labor would 'rescue' TAFE, build regions | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Labor has promised to "rescue" the state's TAFE system, have an "advance Queensland" focus on seniors and build the regions during its Ipswich campaign launch.
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Skills Gap Predictions For 2015: Rising Wages And More Training - Manufacturing.net (blog)

Skills Gap Predictions For 2015: Rising Wages And More Training - Manufacturing.net (blog) | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Skills Gap Predictions For 2015: Rising Wages And More Training
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Govt to bring bill in Parliament for vocational training | VCCircle

Govt to bring bill in Parliament for vocational training | VCCircle | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Canada is keen to partner with India to provide technical assistance.
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Watch out Australian International Ed the Canadians are fighting back

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Strong promise to grow TAFE campus - Warwick Daily News

Strong promise to grow TAFE campus - Warwick Daily News | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
REJUVENATING Warwick TAFE has become a hot state election topic, with both of the major parties vowing to fight for its future.
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News | Australian Skills Quality Authority

ASQA have released the second round of FAQ's regarding the Standards for RTOs 2015! http://t.co/e90BluF4ew #standards #RTO #VET
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The Concept of “Homework” in Vocational Education | Circulus Education

The Concept of “Homework” in Vocational Education | Circulus Education | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Let's rethink the concept of "homework" in vocational education & training today http://t.co/V4UWUOxODU #edchatirl http://t.co/HcWSegBwsp
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Good Article with some valid points 

 

Perhaps we should re-label, re-brand and describe vocational homework as one or all of the following words:

Additional learningSelf-workPracticeLearning tasksLearning methodologySelf-commitment.
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Germany's vocational education and training system catches on | Business Brief

One German export that is proving popular is a training concept, not a product. The training is based on Germany's dual vocational education and training sys...
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$34M to rescue Queensland TAFE from Newman government cuts - My Sunshine Coast (press release)

$34M to rescue Queensland TAFE from Newman government cuts - My Sunshine Coast (press release) | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Labor will launch a bold package to rescue Queensland TAFE colleges following their decimation under the Newman Government
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Votes depend on future of TAFE, hospital and workforce - Fraser Coast Chronicle

Votes depend on future of TAFE, hospital and workforce - Fraser Coast Chronicle | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
THE crowd at the Meet the Candidates forum in Maryborough made it known their vote depended on the future of the city’s TAFE, hospital and workforce.
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Students outraged by TAFE cuts

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WITH the NSW government cutting $80 million to TAFE campuses around the state, the cost of courses is expected to rise for some course while others will be cancelled.
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TAFE Queensland warns of closures, job loss

TAFE Queensland warns of closures, job loss | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
TAFE Queensland has warned it will be forced to slash jobs and cut regional campuses as it struggles to compete with private tertiary educators.
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Fee hikes 'put TAFE out of reach'

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Fresh TAFE fee rises will make training unaffordable for thousands, Labor claims.
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Victorian TAFE funding scheme faces review - ABC Local

Victorian TAFE funding scheme faces review - ABC Local | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
The Victorian Government says it wants to increase enrolments at TAFEs and is reviewing the TAFE funding system.
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New hotline targets rogue training providers - My Sunshine Coast (press release)

New hotline targets rogue training providers - My Sunshine Coast (press release) | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Federal Member for Fisher Mal Brough MP has today said that rogue training providers are on notice with the establishment of a new Training Complaints Hotline
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Vocational education and training are the future, experts say - gulfnews.com

Vocational education and training are the future, experts say - gulfnews.com | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
UAE open first TVET Week
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Rises put TAFE out of reach - The West Australian

Rises put TAFE out of reach - The West Australian | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Fresh TAFE fee rises will make training unaffordable for thousands, Labor claims.
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Lifeline for troubled Sunraysia TAFE - ABC Local

Lifeline for troubled Sunraysia TAFE - ABC Local | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Victoria's Training Minister says he's determined to dig Sunraysia's Institute of TAFE out of financial ruin.
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Heavy operating losses forecast for Victorian TAFEs - The Age

Heavy operating losses forecast for Victorian TAFEs - The Age | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Victorian TAFEs are set to deliver operating losses of more than $70 million, according to figures released by the state government.
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Vocational training is too complex, too job-specific, too underfunded

Vocational training is too complex, too job-specific, too underfunded | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Leesa Wheelahan
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While I agree that VET in underfunded but there are some errors in this article. The comment that 

 

They are specified too narrowly and tied too specifically to immediate job tasks.

 

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The focus is on preparing graduates for specific jobs, but this doesn’t prepare them for the future. Vocational education should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills they need for a career and for further education, as is required by the Australian Qualifications Framework.

 

AND 

 

Currently, 4,604 organisations are registered to offer vocational education. Many of these are also approved by state governments to receive subsidies and by the Australian government to offer fee loans to their students.

While governments have started increasing registration conditions, there are still too many providers that are too small, under-resourced or too little committed to vocational education rather than to their profits.

 

AND LASTLY 

 

Currently the government not only specifies the standards for vocational qualifications but also specifies the qualifications that providers may offer. This has led to a proliferation of qualifications. Some are never offered, others have minimal enrolments Australia-wide and many are under-used. This is an extraordinary waste of public money.

The government should retain central control over fewer qualification standards but allow providers or groups of providers such as TAFE systems to develop qualifications. This would ensure that only qualifications in demand would be developed and offered.

 

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Training Packages have "Life Skills" embedded in them and do allow for the future.

VET is not there to prepare peoplespecifically  for HIgher Ed, in fact statistically more people go from HE to VET not the other way around. 

The requirements to become an RTO are onerous and regulated enough. Private providers can and do deliver some excellent courses, particulalry in niche areas that TAFE's due their large infrastructure just cant afford to deliver. 

RTO's can develop their own quals if they need. But having TAFE's develop courses defeats the purpose of a National system based on Industry Consultation. 

 

I also ask why a Higher Education person and his partner Prof Leesa Wheelahan who works for the LH Martin Institute are commenting on the VET Sector.

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