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What next for tertiary education? Some preliminary sketches | NCVER
This discussion paper contains the ideas presented by a group of prominent thinkers reflecting on the Committee on the Future of Tertiary Education report. Coupled with its companion volume, A differentiated model for tertiary education: past ideas, contemporary policy and future possibilities, these publications aim to generate discussion and debate around the future for tertiary education in Australia.
A stronger voice for industry on VET reform | Minister for Industry
The Hon Ian Macfarlane has announced a five-member Vocation Education and Training Advisory Board that will provide feedback to the Government throughout reforms taking in the sector.
The Board is made up of:
- John Hart (Chair) – Chief Executive of Restaurant and Catering Australia and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council;
- Patrick McKendry (Deputy Chair) – CEO Careers Australia Group and former Chairman of the National Quality Council and TVET Australia;
- Tara Diamond – Executive Director, Industry Services at the Australian Mines & Metals Association;
- Dominique Fisher – Executive Chairman and Managing Director of CareerLounge; and
- Jodie Hughson – Manager for Quality, Learning and Workplace Development for Anglicare, Southern Queensland.
Newsletter | TAFE Directors Australia
The TAFE Directors Australia newsletter is always a great resource for keeping up to date with what is happening in the VET sector. The latest edition brings us a bunch of upcoming events, more information on the new VET Board, workshops on future-proofing your RTO, and commentary on the apprenticeships and traineeships slump. If you haven’t already make sure that you subscribe so you can get these updates straight into your inbox.
Privacy Connections — 15 August 2014 | Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will be disbanded from 31 December 2014. However, until then they are a great resource of information around data retention, reasonable steps to protect personal information and the Privacy Act.
Understanding the non-completion of apprentices | NCVER
This literature review was released back in June and explores the reason that “Approximately half of all apprenticeship contracts in the trades are not completed”. With findings that the most common reasons for not completing are employment-related this is an important read for all stakeholders in the Australian VET sector.
Exploring the teaching nursing home model: literature review to inform the national evaluation of the TRACS program | Australian Policy Online
2014 National VET Conference | Velg Training
Draft Standards for VET Regulators 2014 | Safe Work Resources Blog
New Training Resources | Safe Work Resources
Unique Student Identifier (USI) – Training Organisation Video | Department of Industry
Win a New Car! | Safe Work Resources
A differentiated model for tertiary education: past ideas, contemporary policy and future possibilities | NCVER