TAFE: a fundamental cornerstone
For far too long, TAFE and the broader VET sector has been neglected by State and Federal Liberal governments. The push to privatise essential education services through contestable funding models, and the rampant and systemic rorting through the VET FEE-HELP loans program has bred a lack of confidence in the system.
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?
A very different and humorous look at vocational education in Australia.
A brief examination of the meteoric rise of Careers Australia, and the implications for students, teachers and the vocational education sector.
There are few propositions on which agreement is more general than the proposition that education is crucial to the development of a prosperous community with a high standard of living.
A Commonwealth takeover of vocational education in Australia would see the ultimate triumph of the privatization agenda, and the destruction of the public TAFE system.