Month: October 2016

Teaching VET in Australia

Federation University TAFE’s Clare Rasmussen explored European professional development systems. She brought back some ideas Australia’s VET system could consider. Earlier this year Claire Rasmussen, Director of VET Practice at Federation University TAFE, completed a Fellowship through the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) which took her to Switzerland and the UK. Concerned by the lack …

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Redesigning Tertiary Education in New Zealand

New Zealand is posing new ideas for tertiary education. It’s seeking an innovative balance student interests, provider innovation, economic demands and social needs. Last November, the NZ Government tossed and interesting brief to the NZ Productivity Commission – investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills may drive changes in …

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Setting the Right Course Fee in VET for participation

On 5 October 2016, Minister Simon Birmingham announced the new VET Student Loan Program including the capping of VET student loan amounts. Subject to the passage of legislation, the highly publicised VET Student Loans program will commence on 1 January 2017, replacing the current VET FEE‑HELP scheme, which will cease on 31 December 2016. In September 2016,  Mitchell Institute Victoria University, Melbourne proposed …

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CEO Message: Free Online LLN resources

Given the ongoing focus and importance of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) in Vocational Education, I thought it would be useful to highlight a free resource that is readily available. Ideas That Work was funded through the Commonwealth’s now defunct Workplace English Language and Literacy Program to develop a number of LLN resources. Even though …

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