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TAFE in trouble – reliant on $170M Qld gov’t annual subsidy for survival

Today, the NCVER published its January to June 2018 data for government-funded vocational education and training (VET) students, and it reminded me that I should further investigate the troubled TAFE Queensland. The data show Queensland TAFE remains last in Australia … Continue reading

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TAFEs cutting costs as training market gets much more competitive

It’s good to see that Queensland TAFEs are preparing for the more competitive training market expected in the next few years and are considering cutting courses that are not economically viable. For example, as reported on in the Fraser Coast Chronicle … Continue reading

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Further TAFE job cuts likely in new contestable training market

The effective corporatisation of TAFE Queensland last year (see Qld TAFE to become statutory body) and the push for greater contestability in training funding – both of which I support – will no doubt lead to a rationalisation of Queensland … Continue reading

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Why is training in oil & gas drilling fee-free?

The Queensland Government’s blueprint for reform of vocational education and training (VET), Great Skills Real Opportunities, which was released in June last year, goes a long way toward creating a more efficient and responsive VET sector, but falls short in … Continue reading

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More CSG-LNG jobs than previously forecast, but minerals job vacancies have plummeted

Yesterday I attended the Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) Annual Conference at the Royal International Convention Centre at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. At the Conference, ESQ released its Queensland CSG to LNG Industry Workforce Plan, which received coverage from ABC … Continue reading

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Commission of Audit report an impressive guide to reform of Qld Government

The three volumes of the Commission of Audit report released today form an impressive guide to the reform of the Queensland Government over the rest of the decade. With solid analysis of policy issues across the wide range of public … Continue reading

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