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EIF withheld from training colleges

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THE commonwealth is withholding infrastructure funding from vocational colleges amid an escalating row with Coalition governments over funding cuts in the eastern states.
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Students 'being deceived' by private training colleges, education brokers: legal centre - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Report calls for equity in VET financing

Report calls for equity in VET financing | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
A new report is calling for an overhaul of the tertiary education system to address the funding disp...
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Peter Haydon Druery's curator insight, Today, 7:37 AM

The TAFE system needs to be funded properly as does the higher education sector. Both sectors mesh and complement each other. One should not be funded at the expense of the other and public taxpayer money should not be going into for profit organisations.

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Bad debts threaten to sink government student l...

Bad debts threaten to sink government student l... | TAFE in Victoria | 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 in Victoria | 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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Victoria’s VET Funding Review

On 9 February the Andrews' government in Victoria announced details of its VET Funding Review.The Review will be led by Bruce Mackenzie, former CEO of Holmesglen Institution.The Review’s website is up and running – and very simple one page affair...
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Kathy Nicholson's curator insight, February 17, 2:00 PM

This review won't stop the rush to the bottom on quality. End competitive tendering & fund TAFE properly. 

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Mornings with Jon Faine ABC 774, Vocational Education and training reform; Higher Education reforms. | Ministers' Media Centre

Mornings with Jon Faine ABC 774, Vocational Education and training reform; Higher Education reforms. | Ministers' Media Centre | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
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Holmesglen TAFE parking fee hikes spark concern in Moorabbin

Holmesglen TAFE parking fee hikes spark concern in Moorabbin | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
“PEOPLE living near Holmesglen TAFE in Moorabbin are worried a $2 rise in on-site parking costs will force students out into their streets.”
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VET funding review not enough to Save TAFE | E-...

VET funding review not enough to Save TAFE | E-... | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
The Labor Government's VET funding review will not save Victoria’s struggling TAFE sector unless the market contestability model is abolished, says Victorian Greens TAFE &...
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Show your support for TAFE in Victoria - TAFE4ALL

Show your support for TAFE in Victoria - TAFE4ALL | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Show your support and sign up to the TAFE4ALL campaign. Make sure the right campaign updates are delivered to you.
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VET FUNDING REVIEW TO FIX TAFE SYSTEM (VIC)

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a comprehensive, independent review of the funding of Victoria's vocational education and training (VET) system, which the Liberals left in a state of turmoil. Announcing the details of the VET Funding Review, Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert said the election commitment would provide a more sustainable model for public TAFE Institutes and private training providers. The former Liberal Government left our training sector in crisis. Government contributions to public TAFEs fell from $733 million in 2011 to $468 million in 2014, leaving many TAFEs at risk of financial collapse. At the same time, the former Government's constant changes to subsidy rates have caused confusion and made it difficult to make long-term plans for private providers.
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Holmesglen TAFE parking fee hikes spark concern in Moorabbin

Holmesglen TAFE parking fee hikes spark concern in Moorabbin | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
PEOPLE living near Holmesglen TAFE in Moorabbin are worried a $2 rise in on-site parking costs will force students out into their streets.
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South West TAFE gets $4m rescue funding

South West TAFE gets $4m rescue funding | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
SOUTH West TAFE staff and management were celebrating last night after the state government announced $4 million in rescue funding to enable the embattled institute to add new staff and courses.
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Thousands of vocational training certificates recalled due to teaching quality concerns - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Privatisation of vocational education isn’t working

Privatisation of vocational education isn’t working | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Vocational training is crucial for both young Australians and the future of our economy, yet in recent years private providers who face little oversight or scrutiny have turned the sector upside down.
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On the disaster that is privatised TAFE

On the disaster that is privatised TAFE | TAFE in Victoria | 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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Certificate recall exposes training

ALMOST 10,000 government-funded vocational students in Victoria have had their qualifications recalled in the past year because of concerns about poor training and standards breaches, stoking calls for a regulatory crackdown. The extent of recalls is equivalent to almost 5 per cent of the 200,000 qualifications issued in 2013. A further 3000 students may soon have their qualifications ­recalled pending the outcome of current investigations, according to government figures provided to The Australian. Of the recalled dodgy qualifications, 7000 were recalled last year and 2500 have been recalled in the past month, with all the recalls relating to private providers. Once a qualification is recalled a provider must repay the government subsidy and the student must hand in the certificate. Just two providers accounted for half the recalls, including crisis-hit, stock exchange listed provider Vocation, which late last year had 2409 qualifications recalled by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority. It had to repay $19 million to the government. Its shares are suspended while it seeks to sell assets to repay debt. The Australian understands the other is an unlisted private provider that has shut down operations while it returns about 2500 qualifications because of concerns over assessment and course content. Victorian Skills Minister Steve Herbert said the extent of poor quality was a significant concern and flagged a further regulatory crackdown. “It is time for a stronger ­approach,” he said, criticising the previous Coalition government for not clamping down harder on the sector last year. He said some of the recalls ­related to investigations going back as much as two years at some providers. Last year the government ­recovered $32.5m from non-compliant providers, equivalent to 2.8 per cent of the $1.2 billion a year market in government subsidies. “I’m very concerned that the taxpayer is paying for training that isn’t up to standard,” Mr Herbert told The Australian. He said the preliminary results of a departmental survey of 3000 employers indicated that only about half reported that training had led to an improvement in the skills of their apprentices and trainees. “The proliferation of low-­quality training providers won’t be tolerated,” Mr Herbert said. Victoria’s open market for training, in which private and ­public providers compete for ­government subsidies attached to students, has long been dogged by reports of rorting and poor quality. This month the Senate passed a motion calling for a review of the open-market model for training that has spread to other states since the Brumby Labor government established it in Victoria. Federal Training Minister Simon Birmingham has flagged a regulatory crackdown amid concerns federal vocational student loans are being wasted on poor-quality training. Mr Herbert said key concerns included brokers pushing uninformed students into inappropriate courses, instances of course advertisers offering students jobs that didn’t exist and courses that should take six months to two years being delivered in just a few weeks.
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VET FEE-HELP loan scheme: Millions lost in training courses | theage.com.au

VET FEE-HELP loan scheme: Millions lost in training courses | theage.com.au | TAFE in Victoria | 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 ...
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Private Educators Outgunning TAFE for Profits

Private Educators Outgunning TAFE for Profits | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Some private education providers are making huge profits at the expense of our traditional cornerstone of vocational education and training, TAFE.
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Australian Careers Network lands training contract from Metricon Homes - Proactiveinvestors (AU)

Australian Careers Network lands training contract from Metricon Homes - Proactiveinvestors (AU) | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Vocational education and training provider Australian Careers Network (ASX:ACO) has received a contract with Metricon Homes Pty Ltd to train and assess its trade contractors.
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Report on Government Services 2015 Vocational Education and Training

Report on Government Services 2015 Vocational Education and Training | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Productivity Commission | 6 February 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… This chapter (chapter 5) reports on government funded vocational education and training (VET) services del...
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How taxpayers are helping make dodgy private colleges rich | smh.com.au

How taxpayers are helping make dodgy private colleges rich | smh.com.au | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Dodgy private colleges are making massive profits from taxpayers' money as a result of controversial vocational education reforms implemented across the ...
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VET funding review not enough to Save TAFE

VET funding review not enough to Save TAFE | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
The Labor Government's VET funding review will not save Victoria’s struggling TAFE sector unless the market contestability model is abolished, says Victorian Greens TAFE & Training spokesperson Sam Hibbins MP.
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Victorian VET Funding Review announced

Victorian VET Funding Review announced | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
10 February 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The new Victorian Labor government has announced a comprehensive, independent review of the funding of Victoria’s vocational education and t...
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Kathy Nicholson's curator insight, February 11, 2:58 PM

Walking away from contestable funding and investment in the public TAFE system will fix it. 

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How taxpayers are helping make dodgy private colleges rich

How taxpayers are helping make dodgy private colleges rich | TAFE in Victoria | Scoop.it
Dodgy private colleges are making massive profits from taxpayers' money as a result of controversial vocational education reforms implemented across the country, a new study has found.
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