In this piece Professor Wheelahan takes a closer look at how TAFEs are being funded, and the effects of underfunding.
There is a lot of discussion and debate aboutVET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans. But are these income contingent loans fair?
TAFE colleges and campuses across Australia have been significant key public education institutions for over four decades. The educational mission and breadth of the important work that TAFE does is unfortunately not well understood or recognised.
Senator Simon Birmingham's recent comments about basket weaving and TAFE have justifiably raised the ire of the Australian community.
This blog looks at the vocational education sector, reflecting on the worst of the scams and rorts; and the regulatory and policy agendas and poses the question - is it too late for the sector to change course?