Mary Faraone reflects on the future of TAFE and concludes that "the trick is to be ready for opportunities and develop a vision that respects and is loyal to the past but looks to the future."
Effective skills formation is essential to our national economic and social wellbeing. It will be the difference between whether as a nation we prosper or decline.
Among the many failures in the education ‘reform’ movement, the attempt to promote for-profit education has been the most complete. For-profit education has failed at every level.
Jennifer Westacott and the Business Council of Australia’s proposals for Education and Skills released at the National Press Club today are another disappointing suggestion that fails to recognise the very real issues facing vocational education in this country.
The TAFE sector is the lowest funded education sector and funding has declined by more than 24% since 2008. As privatization of the sector has increased, and as more and more government funding has gone to private for profit providers ...