Workplace Development

2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 help make sure students with a disability in Australia can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without a disability. What is happening?  The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment is undertaking a review of the standards through an extensive community consultation process. …

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NSW curriculum review: What’s it saying about VET in schools?

April saw the publication of the first major review of the whole NSW school curriculum since 1989. It was led by Geoff Masters from the Australian Council for Educational Research. Entitled ‘Nurturing wonder and igniting passion’, it aims “to ensure the curriculum equips students to contribute to Australian society in the 21st century”. What they …

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Apprenticeships in a post-COVID world

May and June 2020 saw the release of a couple of papers focussed on apprenticeships during COVID and as we, hopefully, move beyond the pandemic. The papers The first of the papers, published by the National Australian Apprenticeship Association (NAAA) entitled ‘Apprenticeships and the Recovery’, “explores both the impact the looming recession will have on …

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