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Premier Denis Napthine sees many 'positives' in falling TAFE enrolments

Premier Denis Napthine sees many 'positives' in falling TAFE enrolments | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Victorian Premier, Denis Napthine says he is not surprised TAFE enrolments fell at the start of this year.
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Tafe cuts appalling: O’Brien

Tafe cuts appalling: O’Brien | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
AFTER visiting Moree as part of her candidate campaign, Debra O’Brien spoke out about the “appalling state” of vocational education in Moree.
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Students 'being deceived' by private training colleges, education brokers: legal centre - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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VET FEE-HELP providers under the microscope | Ministers' Media Centre

VET FEE-HELP providers under the microscope | Ministers' Media Centre | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
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Private education provider faces questions over sales techniques

Private education provider faces questions over sales techniques | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A leading private education provider faces questions over its use of door-to-door salesmen who are accused of completing students' entrance exams while signing them up to courses they can't afford.
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TAFE course fee shocks potential student

TAFE course fee shocks potential student | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“An aspiring TAFE student said she has been denied government assistance and labelled a ‘professional student’ for undertaking a course 22 years ago.”
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Senate submission shows 40 per cent of VET-FEE debt unlikely to be repaid | Grattan Institute

Senate submission shows 40 per cent of VET-FEE debt unlikely to be repaid | Grattan Institute | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“The submission proposes reducing the income threshold at which HELP debt must be repaid as one way of controlling HELP’s costs.”
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On the disaster that is privatised TAFE

On the disaster that is privatised TAFE | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“At the Conversation. Last Monday I met with an organisation in Parramatta which provides housing and work for homeless people. They said that their clients are being targeted by people attempting t...”
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A pox on both, say Greens

A pox on both, say Greens | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“Labor and the Coalition may have drawn battle lines last week over TAFE changes in the lead-up to the NSW Election, but The Greens have declared a pox on both their houses - with Labor getting the worst review.”
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TAFE NSW reform brings students to tears

“Callers broke down and cried on ABC radio as Education Minister Adrian Piccoli went on air to talk about his TAFE reforms.”
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Teaching concerns prompt recall of vocational training certificates

Teaching concerns prompt recall of vocational training certificates | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“Thousands of Victorian vocational students have qualifications recalled due to concerns with the quality training they received during their studies.”
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TAFE fees force student numbers to 'fall' - The West Australian

TAFE fees force student numbers to 'fall' - The West Australian | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“Prospective TAFE students have backed a State Opposition campaign against increases to TAFE fees, with some saying they had to reconsider their course or postpone their studies because of costs.”
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TAFE fee hikes deterring students: WA Opposition

TAFE fee hikes deterring students: WA Opposition | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
The WA Opposition promises to cap TAFE fees amid claims students are walking away from training and study.
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LETTER: Big fees put students off

LETTER: Big fees put students off | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“URSULA STEPHENS: Students are returning to TAFE this week to a very nasty surprise - massive increases in course fees and fewer courses to enrol in.”
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TAFE courses snipped

TAFE courses snipped | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
PROSPECTIVE hair and beauty students have been left in the lurch as TAFE Riverina confirmed it will not be running either course at the Cootamundra campus in 2015.
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Sydney hairdressing college accused of claiming training loans for under-skilled graduates

Sydney hairdressing college accused of claiming training loans for under-skilled graduates | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“A private Sydney college is accused of claiming federal student training loans for pupils who graduated without appropriate skills.”
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Students 'being deceived' about cost and outcomes from training programs

Students 'being deceived' about cost and outcomes from training programs | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Private training organisations and education brokers are deceiving students about the cost of courses and job outcomes, a community legal centre says.
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Thousands of vocational training certificates recalled due to teaching quality concerns - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“RT @gaolteacher: Don't let this happen in NSW. Make sure your vote will save #TAFE on March 28 #nswnotforsale http://t.co/MuDhgKjqTT”;
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The Impact of 'Fast-Track' Training in Construction - Sourceable

The Impact of 'Fast-Track' Training in Construction - Sourceable | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“There has been much of late regarding Registered Training Organisations and the Certificate IV in Building and Construction and Diploma courses.”
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TAFE a Sticking Point in NSW Election - Training.com.au (press release) (blog)

TAFE a Sticking Point in NSW Election - Training.com.au (press release) (blog) | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“Both NSW Govt's have put forward significant TAFE investments after recent state elections were won on the back of strong vocational education commitments.”
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Bad debts threaten to sink government student loan scheme

Bad debts threaten to sink government student loan scheme | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“The government may have to write off 40 per cent of VET FEE-HELP loans to vocational students.”
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Privatisation of vocational education isn't working

Privatisation of vocational education isn't working | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“Recent weeks have seen various horror stories of the workings of dodgy private providers of vocational education and training, including the latest: a recall of certificates due to concerns of sub-par standards in these institutions.”
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A free gift could cost you thousands: Before you sign up to a training course know your rights

A free gift could cost you thousands: Before you sign up to a training course know your rights | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
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TAFE promises abound as election looms - Burwood Scene

TAFE promises abound as election looms - Burwood Scene | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“With next month’s state election in sight, the government and opposition have locked horns over competing policies and plans for TAFE after years of funding cuts to the sector.”
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VET FEE-HELP loan scheme: Millions lost in training courses

VET FEE-HELP loan scheme: Millions lost in training courses | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Victorian students who fail to complete drop out of costly high-level vocational training courses are wasting more than $40 million in fees and government funding every year.
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Make the right choice or risk a shonky qualification

Make the right choice or risk a shonky qualification | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
“Sunshine Coast employers are pleading with students to make the right study choice or risk a dodgy qualification with zero employment prospects”
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