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.
Australian vocational education and training (VET) is built upon a foundation of secrets. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but these confidences must be identified in order to improve our understanding of how the national training system operates.