Month: November 2019

MacKenzie Centre gets busy

We highlighted the new VET research institute set up at Holmesglen Institute in an earlier VDC News article. The Institute has released its first three reports. Bruce MacKenzie envisages a new tertiary education system In its first discussion paper Bruce “suggests that the theoretical underpinnings for higher education are flawed as a result of a …

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The Royal Commission on aged care interim report has some training messages

The Royal Commission on aged care is laying the foundations for the fundamental reform and redesign of Australia’s aged care system. And guess what? Training is part of the solution. The interim report The  3-volume Interim Report, entitled Neglect, sets out what has been learned to date, draws some preliminary conclusions and outlines key areas …

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Group Training Companies do good work for apprentices and trainees

We have always wondered whether being Group Training Organisations have been good for apprentices and trainees in terms of completion rates. A recent NCVER report has provided the answer. And it’s YES! The report In a report by Lisel O’Dwyer and Patrick Korbel, entitled “Completion rates for group training organisations and direct employers: how do …

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