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Unmaking TAFE (part 2)

Unmaking TAFE (part 2)

This article is part two of a two-part series. It focuses on the policy trajectory that created a national training framework, a ‘training market’ and the introduction of VET FEE HELP and looks at how these policies brought TAFE to near ruin.
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Why vocational education matters now more than ever

Why vocational education matters now more than ever

Anne Jones looks at how we can design education to nurture the capabilities needed for an active and equitable citizenship in a digital society.
Get involved in National TAFE Day

Get involved in National TAFE Day

National TAFE Day is being held on Tuesday 19 June. Here are some ideas to get involved.
TAFE in Australia: beyond survival

TAFE in Australia: beyond survival

TAFE colleges and campuses across Australia have been significant key public education institutions for over four decades. The educational mission and breadth of the important work that TAFE does is unfortunately not well understood or recognised.
In defence of basket weaving

In defence of basket weaving

Senator Simon Birmingham's recent comments about basket weaving and TAFE have justifiably raised the ire of the Australian community.
Turning the ship around

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?