Month: December 2019

The VET Sector News II – December 2019

Apprentice and trainee commencements down in June 2019 quarter    The latest release of national apprentice and trainee data show commencements were down 3.3% to 33 295 in the June 2019 quarter, when compared with the same quarter in 2018.   Apprentices and trainees 2019 — June quarter, published by the National Centre for Vocational […]
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VET International Engagement Strategy 2025 launched

The Morrison Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensure Australian VET sector continues to play a significant role in contributing to the development of a highly skilled workforce by lodging Vocational Education and Training International Engagement Strategy 2025. Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025 enables Australia’s international education sector to be more innovative, […]
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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2019

The National Vocational Education and Training regulator Amendment Bill 2019 has been lodged in the senate.    The proposed amendments are intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the ASQA’s regulation of the sector. The changes strengthen registration requirements, modernise information and data sharing and improve the administrative efficiency of the NVETR Act. Key […]
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The rapid review of ASQA announced by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

A rapid review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has been announced. We are sharing the details of the review with this article.    Two recent national reviews have focused on the VET sector, including the role of ASQA – the 2019 Expert Review of Australia’s VET System (the Joyce Review), and the 2018 […]
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Communiqué for the COAG Skills Council Meeting – 22 November 2019

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council (the Council) held its second meeting today in Brisbane to agree on an ambitious approach to enhancing vocational education and training (VET).   Council congratulated the winners and finalists recognised at the Australian Training Awards on their outstanding achievements. The winners and finalists offer a shining example […]
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e hear loud and clear the message from the business – that our Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector is not meeting your workforce needs – Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Strong comments regarding the Australian VET system were made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his speech to the Business Council of Australia (BCA). “We hear loud and clear the message from the business – that our Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector is not meeting your workforce needs. I’m not going to throw more money into a system […]
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Victims of ASQA: The Real stories (Part – 1)

In this section we explore stories of how a regulatory body is destroying Australia’s education and training sector, the livelihood of people and causing immense stress and loss to the individuals working in the training organisations.   Our first guest in this series is Brett Hilder.     Brett Hilder is a businessman with extensive experience […]
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