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The rise and fall of Careers Australia

The rise and fall of Careers Australia

A brief examination of the meteoric rise of Careers Australia, and the implications for students, teachers and the vocational education sector.
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I needed skills...and TAFE was just over the back fence

I needed skills...and TAFE was just over the back fence

Kate is a small business owner, Stop TAFE Cuts supporter and proud TAFE graduate. Her initial training in industrial chemistry at the Gordon Institute led to her first job working at a milk factory in cheese production during the 1960s.
I thought I was dumb, until I went to TAFE

I thought I was dumb, until I went to TAFE

I live in a very small rural town and the nearest place I could do my chosen study was at TAFE in Seymour, 12 kilometres away.
No heart for the Arts: TAFE cuts threaten the survival of the Adelaide College of the Arts Library

No heart for the Arts: TAFE cuts threaten the survival of the Adelaide College of the Arts Library

On Tuesday the 19th of November, Adelaide College of the Arts students rallied outside the Dame Roma Mitchell building on Light Square to protest against the closure of their campus library. Their demonstration attracted media attention and was features on that evening's broadcast of the channel seven news.
I never realised this day would change my life forever!

I never realised this day would change my life forever!

After having such a traumatic time at high school and flunking most subjects, achieving nothing higher than a D, a D+ if I was lukcy, I thought I was destined to become just a volunteer or the self-taught office girl who could never move ahead - just watching everyone around me move on in their careers.