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.
The VET sector is in crisis. Australia must guarantee 70% of VET funding to TAFE, and shut down the VET FEE-HELP scheme.
A proposed Federal Government takeover of Vocational Education and Training which would see TAFEs privatised and fees for students raised is scheduled for discussion at the COAG meeting today.
TAFE provides opportunity and people seeking asylum in our community are living proof of this. For Tanya, who was a lawyer in Colombia, training at TAFE for an aged care qualification has made a huge difference to finding her feet in Australia.
WorldSkills Australia’s team of 26 Australian competitors is toasting a fantastic team effort following their impressive performance at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil.