The headland speech by England’s conservative Minister for Education, The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, is inspiring as he sets out how further education will level up the nation. ‘Education is a keystone of our society and it’s one we can be very proud of’ he says and then lays out a plan for vocational education through Further Education Colleges, the TAFE equivalent in England.
TDA welcomes the federal government’s latest skills and employment package, announced on 16 July 2020, which will be good news to apprentices, trainees, job seekers and employers as the Australian economy recovers from COVID-19.
TAFE Directors Australia, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, have developed a series of webinars on the Design and Delivery of Online TVET.
Productivity Commission releases interim report on the Review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development
The Productivity Commission has made it clear that it believes the central tenet of the skills system – the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD) – has failed and should be replaced.
Get up to speed on the Prime Minister’s agenda for skills with TDA’s analysis following his speech at the National Press Club on 26 May 2020
The Prime Minister has set new expectations for vocational education and training, pointing to too much choice in an overwhelming and bewildering system, delays in qualification development, and flawed funding models.