Month: May 2018

VET and the Victorian budget

The recent Victorian state budget for 2018-2019 has stressed the need to invest in the vocational education and training to ensure Victoria’s workforce is able to meet the demands of an expanding economy and jobs market. Details can be found in chapter 3 of the budget papers. While the Victorian workforce is already more highly …

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VET and the 2018-19 Federal budget

The Treasurer’s budget speech did not focus at all on education and training. But its focus on welfare, essential services and infrastructure spending will have clear implications for training and the VET sector. VET, and TAFE in particular, did get a run in Labor’s budget reply though. The government’s plan for the sector is described …

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Modelling future participation in tertiary education

Released in April 2018, a paper produced by Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute has modeled and analysed participation in tertiary education using a scenario approach. Authored by Peter Noonan and Sarah Pilcher, it examines actual or projected student enrolments and actual or estimated participation rates in publicly funded tertiary education in Australia. It covers Certificate III–IV …

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Closing the gaps: Reviewing rural, regional and remote education

Early this year a report reviewing rural, regional and remote (RRR) education was published. Authored by Emeritus Professor John Halsey from Flinders University, it was conducted under the auspices of the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training. The purpose of the review was “to consider the key issues, challenges and barriers that impact on the …

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Vic Secondary Teachers working with learners who are deaf or hard of hearing

Are you a teacher working in post-secondary education in Victoria? (This includes TAFEs, colleges, Learn Locals and Neighbourhood Houses.) Have you had a student in your classroom who was deaf or hard of hearing? If so, deafConnectEd would like an insight into your experience, including your experience of working with an Auslan (Australian Sign Language) …

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