Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recent statement that TAFE and universities need to be seen as equal, rests upon virtue that is difficult for anyone to disagree with. Yet it also conceals the sticky and messy politics about striking fair accountabilities for the provision of quality technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Australia.
Faced with a government that pledges to create ‘jobs and growth’ but doesn’t have a national strategy to tackle rising youth unemployment, the National Youth Commission has stepped up to run their own national inquiry.
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) could be reinvigorated by building better links between education, work and life, a new report argues.
TAFE President Michelle Purdy sat down with the newly elected Federal TAFE Secretary Maxine Sharkey to find out her top agenda items and how she stays so motivated to Stop TAFE Cuts!
Australia has been through another hard-fought federal election, in which public debate focused predictably on which party are the “best economic managers.”