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Australia’s VET system needs fundamental change – here’s how it can be fixed

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VET funding list met with optimism, but experts say government needs to think about the future of work

Australian employers and students will have time to consider the federal government’s proposed changes of funding to the VET sector this week – but...

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Number of people starting apprenticeships and traineeships down by almost 20%

The number of people starting apprenticeships and traineeships is falling, with 8600 fewer people commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship in September 2015 compared to the...
The entrepreneurial journey is a long and personal one

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The entrepreneurial journey is a long and personal one

  I saw the movie The Intern with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in the cinema when it came out late in...
Privatisation of vocational education isn’t working

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Privatisation of vocational education isn’t working

Recent weeks have produced various horror stories of the workings of dodgy private providers of vocational education and training, including the latest: a recall...
Apprenticeship and trainee numbers rebound: Too early to claim mission accomplished

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Apprenticeship and trainee numbers rebound: Too early to claim mission accomplished

The number of people starting apprenticeships and traineeships has increased, according to figures published last week by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research....
The challenge of ubiquitous information

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The challenge of ubiquitous information

In the age of the internet, more knowledge than we ever could have imagined is at our fingertips. The intelligence and algorithms of...
Chief scientist raises alarm on failure of maths teaching to bridge the workplace gap

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Chief scientist raises alarm on failure of maths teaching to bridge the workplace gap

Maths in the workplace “is not straightforward” and goes “well beyond” a command of “core mathematical content”. Australia’s chief scientist, Ian Chubb, says maths...
Travel entrepreneur sets up $10 million entrepreneurship institute at Melbourne Uni college

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Travel entrepreneur sets up $10 million entrepreneurship institute at Melbourne Uni college

Is entrepreneurship something that can be taught? Travel entrepreneur Peter Wade thinks so and he is willing to put his money where his mouth...
Only 20% of vocational training colleges meeting regulator’s standards when first assessed

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Only 20% of vocational training colleges meeting regulator’s standards when first assessed

At least three out of four vocational training providers are giving students substandard training or assessments, according to the industry’s regulator. The Australian Skills...
Training providers hold emergency summit in wake of Vocation forfeiture

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Training providers hold emergency summit in wake of Vocation forfeiture

Private training providers are holding an emergency summit today in response to reports about education providers distributing misleading advertising, delivering poor training and soliciting...
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