In last week’s newsletter I said I’d explore the dimensions of competency-based training (CBT), triggered by my discomfort that competency-based education appears ready as the
I still remember the look of surprise in response to my show of disdain.
This Easter weekend has seen a welcome reprieve from electioneering, even though we are only just over 20 per cent of the way through.
Australia’s education diplomacy seems to have become a disposable commodity, if the decision of the Morrison Government to terminate the Endeavour Leadership Program is any
You may be expecting this week views on the Joyce Review. His insights and recommendations deserve longer reflection than the five days since its release
TAFE Directors Australia is today announcing its manifesto for the future of tertiary education and for restoring balance between universities and TAFEs. It reflects the
There are sweet spots in life. For me it’s the return of the men’s AFL (Australian Football League for our international readers -– Australia’s national
The law of international trade says that countries export those goods and services they can produce efficiently and in excess of domestic demand, and in
Those who hold dear our apprenticeship and traineeship model would have been distressed this past week surveying NCVER’s latest quarterly (September 2018) figures for this
Earle Page, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (albeit for 19 days) was the first to venture fiscally into state affairs. He was concerned about the
Tomorrow marks five weeks to the federal Budget. In between we expect Steven Joyce to release his report on the review of VET in Australia.
I was privileged on Friday to be the guest of the Chinese Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Cheng, in the celebration of 40 years
A federal takeover of VET was raised again this week, fuelled by submissions to the Joyce Review. To be fair, the call is for national
A report sent to me last week on degree apprenticeships in England points to the challenges we’ll have here in Australia in establishing a tertiary
On Saturday we celebrated the results of inclusion, but I trust we also contemplated the impact of exclusion, and dispossession.Around 16,000 residents swore allegiance to
2019 offers change, and hope, more than many a year. A new federal government will be in place mid-year led by Bill Shorten or Scott
For a prime minister claiming economic management credentials, Scott Morrison seems to have overlooked one of the basics of economics.
In response to a question I was asked this past week about what I wish for VET, I said, one that is known as high-value,