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State Government to probe dodgy training courses

State Government to probe dodgy training courses | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
DODGY training providers are in the State Government's sights after Higher Education and Skills Minister Peter Hall vowed to crack down on those doing the wrong thing.

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Don't let this mess happen in NSW. We have the best public vocational education system in Australia - TAFE. The NSW government is dismantling it piece by piece. Contact your MP today and ask them what they are doing to stop TAFE cuts.

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The Minister, Peter Hall, says "We want a system in Victoria that gives people confidence that their qualification will lead to a better job, and industry the confidence that they can access skilled people."

This is what all of the Eastern States have had until recently when the VET system was opened up to fully contestable funding under open competition policy by the current state governments. These dodgy training courses are a symptom of that. Its what you get when you open the doors with insufficient regulation. Stop the TAFE cuts!

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Vocation prepares for write-downs as new CFO ma...

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Battling education group Vocation is preparing for some potentially heavy write-downs on the carrying value of some of its assets as new chief financial officer Stewart Cummins conducts a thorough review of the business.
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Education should not be a commodity to be manipulated for the profit mongrels and their mates. It is an investment in Australia's future

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Cuts to Dapto TAFE

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Dapto TAFE campus is slowly, but surely, being gutted by the NSW Liberal Government. Student and staff numbers have fallen in consecutive years since the Liberal Government took power in 2011. Staf...
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gaolteacher sur Twitter

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Rest well over Christmas break. 2015 is going to be huge if NSW is to save #TAFE from .@mikebairdMP pic.twitter.com/rvuFdyZLeL
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Turf course cut back at TAFE

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Education cutbacks at Richmond TAFE will force sports turf students to continue their studies at Ryde.
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Bendigo Kangan TAFE suspends planned redundancies amid talks with Vic Govt - ABC Local

Bendigo Kangan TAFE suspends planned redundancies amid talks with Vic Govt - ABC Local | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
The Victorian Government says it has started talks with the Bendigo Kangan TAFE about the institute's planned job cuts.
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Labor in Victoria and TAFE cuts stopped

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TAFE funds flowing: Vic premier - Yahoo!7 - Yahoo!7 News

TAFE funds flowing: Vic premier - Yahoo!7 - Yahoo!7 News | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
Extra funds for Victoria's TAFE system are now flowing, Premier Daniel Andrews says.
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Reforms see changes to TAFE fees - Moree Champion

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NEW South Wales Teachers Federation (NSWTF) TAFE organiser Kathy Nicholson has spoken out against the state government’s Smart and Skilled reforms that could see HECs style study loans introduced for TAFE New England (TNE) students studying in 2015.
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TAFE organisation and funding in NSW: past and present

TAFE organisation and funding in NSW: past and present | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
This is the title of an e-brief released in November e-brief released in November (28 pages) by the NSW Parliamentary Research Service.
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This report gives a comprehensive background into how TAFE funding has changed and the risks associated with changing it.

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Not fair to TAFE | TAFE Education

Not fair to TAFE | TAFE Education | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
“This government now wants to tell the people of NSW what a terrific training organisation TAFE is while at the same time it systematically does its level best to erode that very quality. Are they serious?
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Singleton TAFE will continue with programs to suit community needs - The Singleton Argus

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DESPITE the fears of the New South Wales Teachers Federation, Singleton TAFE will continue to develop programs to suit and meet the needs of the community.
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Win for Hornsby TAFE students after art classes restored

Win for Hornsby TAFE students after art classes restored | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
ART students have won part of the battle to have art courses reinstated at the Northern Sydney Institute’s Hornsby campus.
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Wish the funding was restored too

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TAFE students in the dark over fees

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The State School Teachers' Union has called on the government to release the TAFE fees schedule for next year.
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Illawarra Greens sur Twitter

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#voteclean #illawarragrens #votegreen NSW and Illawarra Greens fighting to save TAFE-no privitisation pic.twitter.com/LJzQVaYZQr
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TAFE On The Political Agenda in Australia - training.com.au education news (press release) (blog)

TAFE On The Political Agenda in Australia - training.com.au education news (press release) (blog) | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
The Labor Government vested a great deal of time and money into its policy of rebuilding TAFE and it paid dividends in the election.
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King Kathy sur Twitter

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Happy to help WA's fight against the Barnett Govt's TAFE cuts #stoptafecuts pic.twitter.com/lTwFrhxJjm
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National Party is not serving the electorate - The Inverell Times

National Party is not serving the electorate - The Inverell Times | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
THE spectacle of the local member Adam Marshall defending the impending soaring prices of TAFE in The Inverell Times last week is a vivid illustration of how the National Party has ceased to serve its rural constituents.
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TEACHERS FEDERATION FEARFUL OF TAFE CUTS | NBN News

TEACHERS FEDERATION FEARFUL OF TAFE CUTS | NBN News | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
RT @DavidMehan: On thursday I met TAFE student Beth Horton about cuts to her TAFe course, http://t.co/TctCfzUA9t via @nbnnews
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Who do you believe? Teachers or LNP? 

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TAFE sale set to fund in-demand burial wall - Warwick Daily News

TAFE sale set to fund in-demand burial wall - Warwick Daily News | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
MONEY from the sale of the Applethorpe TAFE will be used to fund the construction of a new $125,000 burial wall at the Stanthorpe Cemetery.
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This is so sad - investing in burial walls instead of education. Time to kick the LNP out.

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Education job losses are Troy Grant's fault: Stephen Lawrence - Daily Liberal

Education job losses are Troy Grant's fault: Stephen Lawrence - Daily Liberal | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
Educators and potential students will be among those hardest hit by changes to TAFE Western in 2015, according to Country Labor candidate for Dubbo Stephen Lawrence.
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Daniel Andrews on Twitter

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Labor's $320m TAFE rescue fund has started flowing to TAFEs in need. #SpringSt pic.twitter.com/5YlYsRYT5L
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Alarm bells for TAFE education | TAFE Education

Alarm bells for TAFE education | TAFE Education | Invest in TAFE for a better State! | Scoop.it
“IF only Inverell residents could take at face value the assurances of Peter Heilbuth that it will be 'business as usual' for New England TAFE next year.”
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Uncertain future - Glen Innes Examiner

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Local TAFE workers are concerned about proposed funding cuts
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Alarm bells for TAFE education

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IF only Inverell residents could take at face value the assurances of Peter Heilbuth that it will be 'business as usual' for New England TAFE next year.
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TAFE students facing HECS-like study fees

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A NSW Teachers Federation organiser has spoken out against the state government’s Smart and Skilled reforms that could see HECS-style study loans introduced for TAFE students.
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