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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.

 

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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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FAQs | Australian Skills Quality Authority

FAQs | Australian Skills Quality Authority | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it

#ASQA has released their first round of FAQs for the new #RTO Standards: http://t.co/Wlqo0MmA7U http://t.co/xpHKTVm8WS

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Conference report: Schools/TAFE Curriculum Co-operation... The Next Step | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database

Conference report: Schools/TAFE Curriculum Co-operation... The Next Step | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
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Chi-Ching! Victorian TAFE Colleges Handed $20 Million - Training.com.au

Chi-Ching! Victorian TAFE Colleges Handed $20 Million - Training.com.au | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
The first $20 million of the $320 million "Victorian TAFE rescue fund" is about to be dispersed to struggling institutions.
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Vocational Education and Training Reform

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Dont forget to participate

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Communications technology and TAFE in South Australia: bringing people together! | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database

Communications technology and TAFE in South Australia: bringing people together! | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Communications technology and TAFE in South Australia: bringing people together!: This discussion paper presen... http://t.co/rIAWM3Te1O
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Heavy operating losses forecast for Victorian TAFEs | theage.com.au

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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A Guide to TAFE courses in Queensland - Training.com.au (press release) (blog)

A Guide to TAFE courses in Queensland - Training.com.au (press release) (blog) | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
TAFE courses in Queensland are plentiful because there are 13 TAFE institutions, giving you a wide choice.
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Private education and training sector to face Senate inquiry - CHOICE

Private education and training sector to face Senate inquiry - CHOICE | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
A Senate inquiry into the private education and training industry is expected to go forward, with a push from Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon.
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VOCEDplus | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database

VOCEDplus | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
The VOCEDplus team look forward to a new year of collecting and sharing vocational education and training research http://t.co/hBVjHWfQii
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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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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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Trades training left short $16bn - The Australian

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Trades training left short $16bn
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The call for change is being fuelled by figures showing funding soared by 40 per cent at universities over the past decade but by only 15 per cent in vocational education and training.

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Getting tired of Murdoch journos pushing debt for TAFE students

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From Chaos to Clarity: Vocational Education Training in a Changing World | Circulus Education

From Chaos to Clarity: Vocational Education Training in a Changing World | Circulus Education | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
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National Monday Update | Australian Council for Private Education and Training

National Monday Update | Australian Council for Private Education and Training | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it

Have you read the very first edition of @ACPET_national Monday Update for 2015? http://t.co/Yy38ZCC5RD

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The Australian | Digital Print Edition

Fix #TAFE. Call from industry experts to overhaul vocational ed system in Australia. http://t.co/2ehq1CcchK http://t.co/2CB9dh5Sjt
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New TAFE SA boss Robin Murt wants to expand export of education resources to India

New TAFE SA boss Robin Murt wants to expand export of education resources to India | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
EXPANDING the export of TAFE SA resources to developing nations is high on the agenda of incoming chief executive Robin Murt.
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TAFE NSW back-pedals over $2200 fee for disabled student

TAFE NSW back-pedals over $2200 fee for disabled student | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Kirsty Needham

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#lnpfail TAFE fee increases are a direct result of LNP NSW privatisation policies

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Labor pledges TAFE funds | TAFE Education

Labor pledges TAFE funds | TAFE Education | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
The Labor Party wants a cap on private education funding that will protect Kingswood TAFE.
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TAFE Times

TAFE Times | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
TAFE Times, by Kathy Nicholson: Vocational education's clarion call
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Spotlight on VET: Sweden | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database

Spotlight on VET: Sweden | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database | Australian Institute for Professional Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training | Scoop.it
Spotlight on VET: Sweden: This booklet focuses on some of the main aspects of vocational education and trainin... http://t.co/e2dGHws0Ta
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24th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills'

Call for papers: 24th National Vocational Education & Training Research Conference #ncvernofrills http://t.co/2tjRWgjI2l
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