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TAFE not only one to blame for 'under-skilled' workforce

TAFE not only one to blame for 'under-skilled' workforce | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
In response to foodService editor Anthony Huckstep's rant - Myths, migrants and the murkiness of mediocrity - Sonja Dawson joins the debate and puts chefs and the government in the firing line.
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Fewer people in publicly funded training - NCVER report

Fewer people in publicly funded training - NCVER report | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
30 June 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The number of people enrolled in government-funded training declined 3.5% to 1.79 million last year compared with 2013, with student numbers at ...
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Vic to blitz "dodgy" VET providers

Vic to blitz "dodgy"  VET providers | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
29 June 2015 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………   The Victorian Government is launching a major blitz to crackdown on "dodgy" training providers in order to lift standards in sector. ………………………...
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Audit Express Update on the Victorian VET Review - YouTube

Audit Express review the Victorian Governments review into the quality of VET and the $9m audit blitz of RTOs announced 29JUNE2015. http://www.auditexpress.c...
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Granting TAFE a monopoly isn't good for it in the long term

Granting TAFE a monopoly isn't good for it in the long term | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
The South Australian government has decided to largely limit funding for government-subsidised vocational courses to TAFE South Australia, the sole public training provider.
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TAFE’s $2.4 million to target work-ready skills

TAFE’s $2.4 million to target work-ready skills | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
By ERIN SOMERVILLE WODONGA TAFE will receive a $2.4 million boost from the Victorian Government to help more than 300…
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Victorian TAFE Association State Conference - Friday 17 July 2015

Victorian TAFE Association State Conference - Friday 17 July 2015 | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Victoria’s economy is undergoing the fastest rate of structural adjustment in Australia. To make a successful transition, businesses and their personnel will need to understand the capability requi...
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ASQA defends actions against private training colleges

ASQA defends actions against private training colleges | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
ASQA defends actions against private training colleges The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has rejected claims that it failed to take action against registered training organisations (RT...
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Private providers pocketing profits while quality TAFEs have suffered

Victoria’s TAFEs require significant and long-term reinvestment following $1.2 billion cuts introduced by the previous state government

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The Victorian Auditor-General Office’s 2014 Audit Snapshot of TAFEs shows two successive years of deficits, including $84.3 million for 2014 alone.

 

“Once again the Auditor-General has found our TAFEs are in a dire state.  This is no surprise given the previous Government cut $300 million per year from our TAFEs,” said Australian Education Union Victorian Branch Deputy President, Justin Mullaly.

 

“TAFEs have been savagely de-funded, yet the private training provider model is failing.  It is failing students and failing taxpayers.

 

“A profit-driven training system where government funding is released to a contestable market allows unscrupulous providers to rip-off the taxpayer.

 

“Quality, consistent training cannot be achieved when a training sector is driven by profit.  Unless TAFEs are properly funded Victoria faces skills shortages it will not be able to remedy.

 

“The contestable funding model does not work. It opens the door to private provider rorts, at the expense of the taxpayer and students.

 

“Victorians know only TAFEs can deliver an educated and skilled workforce for industries that need workers.  With skills-demand and our economy changing, it’s now more crucial than ever that TAFEs are given the tools to deliver skills for our community.

 

“The eleven TAFEs examined in the report saw a 19.4 percent overall reduction in revenue between 2013 and 2014.

 

“Student fees now constitute 45 percent of TAFE revenue, up from 29 percent in 2012.  We know fees hikes have affected enrolments.  Students cannot afford to bear the brunt of the previous Government’s cuts.

 

“The Auditor-General notes that the ‘decline in government grant funding has meant TAFEs have increased student fees and fee-for-service activities to meet their expenditure obligations’.

 

“The Victorian Education & Training Funding Review currently underway must result in a significant reinvestment in our publicly-funded TAFE system as the foundation of quality training in the state.

 

“Unless the government guarantees that 70 percent of the $1.2 billion of public funding will be specifically allocated to TAFEs, we will not be able to meet Victoria’s future skills needs.

 

“The Queensland and South Australian governments have moved to cap the amount of government resources that go to private providers.  The ACTU has just today endorsed the AEU’s position that 70 percent of funding should go to public TAFEs,” said Mr Mullaly.

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Private colleges flout freebie bans | theage.com.au

Private colleges flout freebie bans | theage.com.au | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Up to 15 private colleges are being investigated for flouting new bans on enticing students into courses with free laptops and iPads.
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The VET Store

The VET Store | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it

21 May 2015  This new service by the VET Development Centre provides access to a range of information to support VET practitioners in the work they do. ………………...

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Details new arrangements made by Fedreal govt to the vet sector

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Private colleges flout freebie bans | theage.com.au

Private colleges flout freebie bans | theage.com.au | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Up to 15 private colleges are being investigated for flouting new bans on enticing students into courses with free laptops and iPads.
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Kathy Nicholson's curator insight, May 16, 5:10 PM

Despite the Federal Government's rhetoric about stopping the rorts, vulnerable people are offered incentives and exploited by the profit mongrels.

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The Victorian Budget

The Victorian Budget | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
5 May 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Victoria's major projects agenda has been scaled back in favour of upfront cash for schools, TAFEs, hospitals and services in a first budget aimin...
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VET withdrawal fees banned

VET withdrawal fees banned | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
30 June 2015 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………   The Commonwealth government has banned training providers from imposing withdrawal fees on vocational students who leave courses early. ………………...
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TAFE cuts will harm the economy, boost crime rate: experts

TAFE cuts will harm the economy, boost crime rate: experts | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
State governments arew wrecking the TAFE system and cuts to TAFE institutes in regional areas will have major social and…
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Serious misconduct in training sector prompts $9 million crackdown | theage.com.au

Serious misconduct in training sector prompts $9 million crackdown | theage.com.au | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Government-funded providers are enrolling students in expensive, sub-standard qualifications that are not recognised by employers, while regulatory bodies and ...
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Funding Holmesglen Training For Industry Needs And Jobs | Philip Dalidakis MP

Funding Holmesglen Training For Industry Needs And Jobs | Philip Dalidakis MP | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Two innovative programs at Holmesglen Institute will receive $4.17 million in Andrews Labor Government funding to get almost 1400 people skilled up for jobs in
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Wodonga TAFE, Goulburn Ovens TAFE share in Back to Work funding to help youth find jobs - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Lilydale up for sale ... again

Lilydale up for sale ... again | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
The Victorian government is once again accepting proposals from TAFEs and universities to reopen the former Lilydale TAFE.
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Dodgy training provider fined $160,000 over fake job ads

Dodgy training provider fined $160,000 over fake job ads | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Smartcompany   |   7 May 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… A dodgy Melbourne employment agency and unregistered training provider that advertised jobs that did not exist in order to lure...
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VET numbers continue to drop

VET numbers continue to drop | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it

The number of publicly funded vocational education students has dropped for the second year running, just as open mar...

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New CEO at Melbourne Polytechnic

New CEO at Melbourne Polytechnic | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it

Melbourne Polytechnic | 20 May 2015  Rob Wood has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT). ……………………………………………………………...

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Vocation revokes 1100 quals and to repay funding

Vocation revokes 1100 quals and to repay funding | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Fairfax Media    |    19 May 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Embattled education group Vocation will tear up the qualifications of 1100 of its students and hand $8 million back to the ...
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Kathy Nicholson's curator insight, May 19, 6:45 PM

Profiteers endangering the quality and credibility of vocational education in Australia