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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Privatisation of vocational education isn’t working

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. by Serena Yu and Damian Oliver

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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. by Cara Waters

Monday, 12 January 2015

The challenge of ubiquitous information

In the age of the internet, more knowledge than we ever could have imagined is at our fingertips. by Jim Vrondas

Thursday, 18 December 2014

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

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. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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 is. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 7 November 2014

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. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Training providers hold emergency summit in wake of Vocation forfeiture

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. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Concern over training providers continues as Vocation stripped of $20 million

Training providers are back in the spotlight again after Vocation was forced to forfeit $19.6 million in funds yesterday. by Cara Waters

Monday, 8 September 2014

Study reveals young people disappointed by education, as small business leader calls for VET shake-up

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. by Kirsten Robb
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