This article is Part One of a Two Part series, and considers the institutional beginnings of TAFE and highlights how TAFE came about and concludes by focusing on TAFES distinctive role.
This blog looks at the vocational education sector, reflecting on the worst of the scams and rorts; and the regulatory and policy agendas and poses the question - is it too late for the sector to change course?
TAFE is a shadow of its former self and it needs massive reinvestment if it is to recover from the systematic disinvestment by multiple governments over the last decade. What will it take to save TAFE?
The commitment of the South Australian Premier is another step towards guaranteed funding for TAFE.
A very different and humorous look at vocational education in Australia.
As the unfolding funding catastrophe in TAFE and vocational education was revealed again this week, it has elicited calls from those who have been at the forefront of the introduction of Income Contingent Loans into the sector to further expand them to lower level VET qualifications. As the magnitude of this disaster unfolds, it makes no sense that those at the forefront of the creation of a VET market espouse a further shift of funding responsibility for the sector onto individual students.