Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
The number of people starting apprenticeships and traineeships has increased, according to figures published last week by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
Monday, 12 January 2015
In the age of the internet, more knowledge than we ever could have imagined is at our fingertips.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Australia’s chief scientist, Ian Chubb, says maths teaching is failing to bridge the gap between the way maths is learnt at school and the way it is used at work.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Is entrepreneurship something that can be taught? Travel entrepreneur Peter Wade thinks so and he is willing to put his money where his mouth is.
Friday, 7 November 2014
At least three out of four vocational training providers are giving students substandard training or assessments, according to the industry’s regulator.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Private training providers are holding an emergency summit today in response to reports about misleading advertising, delivering poor training and soliciting unsuitable students for courses.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Training providers are back in the spotlight again after Vocation was forced to forfeit $19.6 million in funds yesterday.
Monday, 8 September 2014
The skills shortage in Australia is frustrating small business and young people alike, with both employers and employees saying education is failing to make graduates ready for the workplace.