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The future for TAFE in Australia

The future for TAFE in Australia

Australian vocational education is beset by several big problems that have accumulated and enlarged over decades.
TAFE Crisis

TAFE Crisis

Minister Simon Birmingham’s recent announcement that he will smash the “business model” of dodgy VET providers is hard to take seriously because his government’s track record on addressing the crisis in vocational education is so poor.
Government’s own review of TAFE reform shows privatisation failing

Government’s own review of TAFE reform shows privatisation failing

The policy failings of Australia’s privatisation of vocational education have been revealed in a new report, whose findings have been sadly overlooked by media and policy makers.
Redesigning the VET FEE-HELP mess

Redesigning the VET FEE-HELP mess

The Abbott-Turnbull Coalition and Shorten Labor are at last taking the outrageous and hugely expensive scams of VET FEE-HELP more seriously. Both Government and Opposition are proposing to supplement their piecemeal changes since the scandals started attracting damaging publicity from 2011.
The limits of education markets

The limits of education markets

Markets have been introduced into different parts of the education sector, with the promise that they will provide greater choice and diversity. They are also expected to allocate public resources more efficiently.