Working towards the commission of inquiry
The Australian Labor Party is continuing to work on its proposed Commission of Inquiry, and recently asked for submissions to help consider what the Terms of Reference for this Inquiry should be. The Australian Education Union contributed a substantial submission to this process.
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?
TAFE is a shadow of its former self and it needs massive reinvestment if it is to recover from the systematic disinvestment by multiple governments over the last decade. What will it take to save TAFE?
The commitment of the South Australian Premier is another step towards guaranteed funding for TAFE.
A very different and humorous look at vocational education in Australia.