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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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'It was so wrong': private colleges accused of faking student work

'It was so wrong': private colleges accused of faking student work | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Darren Millsom smelled a rat when his signature began appearing on assessments he'd never seen.
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Why exploitation and corruption continue to dog Australia's VET sector

Why exploitation and corruption continue to dog Australia's VET sector | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
VET certification standards differ greatly from university. Students qualify for diplomas with no set course length, assignments, or campus contact.
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Vic TAFE boss fronts corruption hearing

Vic TAFE boss fronts corruption hearing | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A family-run third party training provider for a Victorian TAFE institute allegedly generated bogus engineering qualifications to collect 1.8 million in government subsidies, a corruption inquiry has been told.
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Ex-Jetstar manager admits assisting in alleged training scam

Ex-Jetstar manager admits assisting in alleged training scam | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A former Jetstar manager admits to lying on a Victorian TAFE enrolment form to help her friend, who had allegedly ripped off taxpayers by claiming subsidies for bogus training courses.
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TAFE SA manager jailed for theft of $150,000

TAFE SA manager jailed for theft of $150,000 | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
TAFE manager Josephine Maria Cray is jailed for stealing more than $150,000 from her employer to fund her former partner's lifestyle, with an Adelaide judge questioning if she had some lingering romantic attachment to him.
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Hearing told of alleged South West TAFE cash rort

Hearing told of alleged South West TAFE cash rort | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A former South West TAFE executive is alleged to have helped a friend scam $1.8 million from taxpayers, a public hearing has heard.
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Government cuts pushed TAFE into risky ventures, IBAC hears | The Mandarin

Government cuts pushed TAFE into risky ventures, IBAC hears | The Mandarin | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
The TAFE at the centre of a corruption hearing took risky opportunities to make up for funding cuts, despite having no experience or policies to manage subcontracting, IBAC has heard. Smaller country institutions are seen as soft targets, said one witness.
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'Sausage machine': IBAC hears of alleged $2.2m TAFE scam | The Mandarin

'Sausage machine': IBAC hears of alleged $2.2m TAFE scam | The Mandarin | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
An IBAC anti-corruption inquiry has heard that the mother and daughter at the centre of an alleged vocational training scam referred to students as "sausages" to go through the "sausage machine". David Donaldson reports from the hearings.
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Executive Maurice Molan approved baseless qualification, IBAC hears

Executive Maurice Molan approved baseless qualification, IBAC hears | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A former TAFE executive managed the contract now being investigated by Victoria's corruption watchdog on his own and personally intervened to ensure the trainer was given a qualification, the second day of public examinations has heard.
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Vic TAFE boss fronts corruption hearing

Vic TAFE boss fronts corruption hearing | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A Victorian TAFE compliance officer has told an anti-corruption hearing how a former executive pressured staff to falsely process student certificates.
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Fed Training plight

Fed Training plight | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Student contact hours at Federation Training fell by almost 700,000 hours and about a third of its workforce left between 2014 and 2015, the TAFE's recently released annual report shows.
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Training company pocketed millions using dodgy contracts

Training company pocketed millions using dodgy contracts | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A Victorian company that was not a recognised training organisation pocketed millions of dollars in public funds by exploiting a weakness in the vocational sector, an IBAC public hearing is told.
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TAFE staff suspended over conduct

TAFE staff suspended over conduct | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Three staff members from a Victorian TAFE have been suspended after allegations were raised about suspicious conduct with an unregistered third-party trainer. The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission IBAC has been investigating agreements set up between Bendigo Kangan Institute and South West TAFE and private training company TayTell in order to allegedly cash in on government subsidies.
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Vic TAFE deal sounded 'alarm bells'

Vic TAFE deal sounded 'alarm bells' | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A TAFE employee has told an anti-corruption investigation in Melbourne how "alarm bells" sounded after th
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TAFE warned about ‘fraudulent’ enrolment: witness

TAFE warned about ‘fraudulent’ enrolment: witness | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Student enrolled at Bendigo Kangan TAFE told institute her enrolment was 'fraudulent', inquiry hears.
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'Sausage machine': TAFE trainer grilled by IBAC

'Sausage machine': TAFE trainer grilled by IBAC | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Public funds are suspected to have been corruptly siphoned to members of a Daylesford family
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IBAC hearings: Ex-Jetstar manager admits assisting in alleged training scam  | Anti Corruption Digest

Margaret Jarvie gave evidence to the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) about studying a certificate four in engineering through the South-West Institute of TAFE at Warrnambool in 2013.
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The Facts About Vocational Education and Training

The future of Vocational Education and Training (VET) has never looked so bright! A recent report from the Skilling Australia Foundation shows that TAF
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Corruption watchdog scrutinises Bendigo TAFE contract

Corruption watchdog scrutinises Bendigo TAFE contract | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
Corruption inquiry examines 'sustained pattern of suspicious conduct' in TAFE and transport sectors.
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'I was not a rogue': Ex-TAFE executive denies wrongdoing over alleged $1.8m scam

'I was not a rogue': Ex-TAFE executive denies wrongdoing over alleged $1.8m scam | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A former executive of a regional Victorian TAFE accused of helping his friend to defraud taxpayers tells the state's corruption watchdog he thought her work was legitimate but never did anything to check.
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Ex-TAFE executive Maurice Molan helped Taytell, Rebecca Taylor rip off taxpayers, IBAC hears

Ex-TAFE executive Maurice Molan helped Taytell, Rebecca Taylor rip off taxpayers, IBAC hears | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A former high-ranking Victorian TAFE executive allegedly helped his unqualified friend to scam $1.8 million from taxpayers to provide bogus engineering qualifications, the state's corruption watchdog hears.
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IBAC: South West Institute of TAFE's former executive denies wrongdoing over alleged $1.8m scam

IBAC: South West Institute of TAFE's former executive denies wrongdoing over alleged $1.8m scam | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A former executive of a regional Victorian TAFE accused of helping his friend to defraud taxpayers tells the state's corruption watchdog he thought her work was legitimate but never did anything to check.
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Sydney college found guilty of scamming students

Sydney college found guilty of scamming students | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A private college in Sydney breached consumer law when it signed up thousands of students to loans without them knowing, a Federal Court rules.
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New report details training company’s decline

New report details training company’s decline | TAFE Education | Scoop.it
A new report has revealed that a beleaguered TAFE saw a massive decline in student hours and enrolments despite millions in government funding
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