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Burgeoning VET loan scheme relies on trust

Burgeoning VET loan scheme relies on trust | VET in the media | Scoop.it

8 Oct 2014

THE federal government is using an honour system to administer payments from a HECS-style vocational education loan scheme that has exploded 50-fold in the past five years.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141008_.%20Burgeoning%20VET%20loan%20scheme%20relies%20on%20trust.pdf

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TAFE celebrates 50,000-plus enrolments

TAFE celebrates 50,000-plus enrolments | VET in the media | Scoop.it

3 Oct 2014

NORTH Coast TAFE has achieved a significant milestone, enrolling more than 50,000 students annually for the first time.

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Not all vocational training providers are stacking up

Not all vocational training providers are stacking up | VET in the media | Scoop.it

3 Oct 2014

Vocational education and training is crucial to developing the skills of the workforce, but the quality of training and development is under question, and it is a problem – a major problem. Public TAFE…

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Matt turns steel into gold

Matt turns steel into gold | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

GERRINGONG’S Matt Sawers can lay claim to being one of the premier young fitter machinists in the country, after winning gold at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition.

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Count down to deregulation destruction: Campus Morning Mail

Count down to deregulation destruction: Campus Morning Mail | VET in the media | Scoop.it

3 Oct 2014

Count to deregulation destruction: Campus Morning Mail

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141003_.%20Opinion%20-%20Count%20down%20to%20deregulation%20destruction.pdf

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Union bid to expand 457 visa job advertisements

Union bid to expand 457 visa job advertisements | VET in the media | Scoop.it

1 Oct 2014

Unions are campaigning against a proposal to abolish the requirement for employers to advertise jobs before filling them with overseas workers on 457 visas.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141002_.%20Union%20bid%20to%20expand%20457%20visa%20job%20advertisements.pdf

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Drop outs an ‘economic issue’

Drop outs an ‘economic issue’ | VET in the media | Scoop.it

1 Oct 2014

STUDENT dropout is shaping up as an issue of “urgent economic importance” to Australia and its universities, says analyst Hamish Coates.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141002_.%20Drop%20outs%20an%20economic%20issue.pdf

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Budget fear as Education Minister Christopher Pyne rethinks loan rate

Budget fear as Education Minister Christopher Pyne rethinks loan rate | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

CHRISTOPHER Pyne’s higher-education reforms will almost certainly contain hefty concessions, as concerns rise over unsustainable student debt under fee deregulation.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141002_.%20Budget%20fear%20as%20Education%20Minister%20Christopher%20Pyne%20rethinks%20loan%20rate.pdf

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Rules to protect overseas students’ fees may be eased

Rules to protect overseas students’ fees may be eased | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

PRIVATE providers may no longer be required to hold overseas student fees in a separate bank account under possible changes to consumer protection law.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141002_.%20Rules%20to%20protect%20overseas%20students%20fees%20may%20be%20eased.pdf

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Newly formed Department for State Development labelled ‘incredibly cluttered’ and ‘inefficient’

Newly formed Department for State Development labelled ‘incredibly cluttered’ and ‘inefficient’ | VET in the media | Scoop.it

1 Oct 2014

IT will be Yes Minister times six at the Government’s new Department of State Development, with business fearing increased government inefficiency and an even more cluttered bureaucracy.

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Vocational education research centre to be launched

Vocational education research centre to be launched | VET in the media | Scoop.it

1 Oct 2014

Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News

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QB Monthly: Site Group plans to plug resources workforce shortage with new training facility

QB Monthly: Site Group plans to plug resources workforce shortage with new training facility | VET in the media | Scoop.it

1 Oct 2014

AS debate continues to rage in Australia about skills shortages in key sectors and importing foreign workers, training – or some would argue the lack thereof – consistently emerges as a primary area of need.

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Lack of jobs a hot potato

Lack of jobs a hot potato | VET in the media | Scoop.it

30 Sep 2014

CAMPAIGNING for the Newcastle and Charlestown byelections turned to youth unemployment yesterday with the blowtorch turned on cuts to TAFE, skills training, Newstart allowances and federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne.

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Student fee plan ‘won’t damage regional universities’

Student fee plan ‘won’t damage regional universities’ | VET in the media | Scoop.it

3 Oct 2014

REGIONAL universities will be no worse off under the government’s plan to deregulate student fees, an independent report has concluded, effectively scuttling calls for a $100 million structural adjustment fund.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141003_.%20Student%20fee%20plan%20wont%20damage%20regional%20universities.pdf

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High school students from disadvantaged communities experience the University of Sydney

High school students from disadvantaged communities experience the University of Sydney | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

Sophie Mason has fantasised about university since childhood but always assumed money would pose an impenetrable barrier.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141003_.%20High%20school%20students%20from%20disadvantaged%20communities%20experience%20University%20of%20Sydney.pdf

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Meet the nation’s number one baker

Meet the nation’s number one baker | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

NOWRA’S star apprentice baker John Reminis has done it again.

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Apprentice Sam scores scholarships

Apprentice Sam scores scholarships | VET in the media | Scoop.it

3 Oct 2014

TOWNSEND resident Sam Kapeen, 19, has been awarded a $15,000 scholarship that will help him finish his fitting and welding apprenticeship.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141003_.%20Apprentices%20score%20scholarships.pdf

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Target set for college re-start

Target set for college re-start | VET in the media | Scoop.it

3 Oct 2014

THE reference group formed to re-open the Murrumbidgee College of Agricultural (MCA) believes that task will be achieved by next year.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141003_.%20Target%20set%20for%20college%20restart.pdf

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Surviving the jobs revolution

Surviving the jobs revolution | VET in the media | Scoop.it

1 Oct 2014

DON'T bother asking your young child what they want to be when they grow up - such is the phenomenal pace of change, the job that they get probably doesn't yet exist.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141002_.%20Surviving%20the%20jobs%20revolution.pdf

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Smart Sparrow gets Gates guernsey

Smart Sparrow gets Gates guernsey | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

SMART Sparrow, a start-up education technology company spun out of the University of NSW, has been named a finalist in a challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141002_.%20Smart%20Sparrow%20gets%20Gates%20guernsey.pdf

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Australian universities climb Times world rankings, while US and UK lose ground

Australian universities climb Times world rankings, while US and UK lose ground | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

Australia's universities have climbed up the world rankings, with eight in the top 200 and almost every institution improving its standing. But there are fears Australia's impressive performance could be short-lived with the federal government's deregulation of tuition fees.

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http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141002_.%20Australian%20universities%20climb%20Times%20world%20rankings.pdf

 

also Uni rankings - reliable or rubbish?

http://sp.nsi.det.nsw.edu.au/nsiprojects/miboard/VET%20in%20the%20media/141003_.%20University%20rankings%20-%20reliable%20or%20rubbish.pdf

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Orange's women of influence

Orange's women of influence | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

THIS year’s 100 Women of Influence are in good company with Orange’s Ellie Brown and Jan Savage named in the prestigious list.

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Fieldworkers to help guide indigenous people through NDIS transition

Fieldworkers to help guide indigenous people through NDIS transition | VET in the media | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2014

The NSW government will spend $480,000 on fieldworkers to ensure Aboriginal people are not left out of the transition to the NDIS.

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TAFE SWSi students Jessica Peters and Daniel Conaghan strike gold at WorldSkills Australia

TAFE SWSi students Jessica Peters and Daniel Conaghan strike gold at WorldSkills Australia | VET in the media | Scoop.it

1 Oct 2014

A PAIR of Padstow College students struck gold in Perth and will now aim to do the same in Brazil.

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Tertiary Education - 440 | Echonetdaily

Tertiary Education - 440 | Echonetdaily | VET in the media | Scoop.it

30 Sep 2014

Should you ‘follow your passion’ or just get the best job you can? This is where tertiary/adult education comes in handy.

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