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Digital disruption of the workplace will require a significant re-look at how workers are educated and trained for work, a new report has found.
This past week saw further news about the continuing slide in apprenticeship and traineeship numbers. It was accompanied by the obligatory wringing of hands followed
Paul Keating once famously said John Hewson was “simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up”! Today, TAFEs are the spine waiting for the
This week I return to the topic of VET qualifications following a hiatus due to the election and reporting back on our study tour to
Reflecting on the death of Bob Hawke, the 23rd prime minister of Australia, on the eve of the federal election and contemplating a Morrison government,
Several weeks ago I said my aspiration for VET, well TAFEs at least, was for high value, high trust. These words rang true this past
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