Turning the ship around
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?
Where can a disability qualification take you? Two Tasmanian women are on the way to finding the answer to that very question.
Australian vocational education is beset by several big problems that have accumulated and enlarged over decades.
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.
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.
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.