PUBLIC TAFEs will be increasingly forced into the deregulating higher education market in order to survive as private providers take huge slices of the vocational training market, LH Martin Institute vocational expert Leesa Wheelahan has warned.
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THE current vocational education marketisation policies are nothing more than crude, blunt and ineffectual procurement policies. This is most clearly seen in Victoria and South Australia, but is evident in every state.