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Trading up: free TAFE

TAFE is a greatly respected institution in Australia and is integral to the nation’s vocational education and training system. This report argues that free TAFE courses in identified areas of skill shortages is an economic reform that would help Australia build back stronger after the...
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Future skills for Victoria

This review report reinforces that in order to maximise a skills-led economic recovery, the skills sector must continue to innovate, to meet the changing needs of students and industry in creative, collaborative ways.
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Government-funded students and courses 2019

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system, defined as all Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training delivered by technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, other government providers (such as...
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An investment in productivity and inclusion: the economic and social benefits of the TAFE system

This research report, from the Centre for Future Work, finds that despite chronic underfunding and failed market-led VET policies, Australia’s historic investment in the TAFE system continues to generate an enormous and ongoing dividend to the Australian economy.
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Enrolment processes at technical and further education institutes

This audit examined the efficiency of enrolment processes for government-subsidised training at four Technical and Further Education Institutes (TAFEs) and one dual sector university.
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Total VET students and courses 2018

This publication provides an estimate of the extent and nature of nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2018 by Australian registered training organisations (RTOs).
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Investing in vocational education and training

This audit examined whether the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is achieving successful learning and employment outcomes through its public and private providers.
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Government-funded students and courses 2018

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system.
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Liveability real estate framework training and professional development – final report

This project, RP3039, sought to adapt the existing Liveability Real Estate Framework to develop an online “real estate knowledge” handbook for ‘moderators’ of the website developed in CRCLCL project RP3029e1 and an online Liveability Real Estate Specialist training course suitable for TAFE Sydney Students studying...
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Community education providers and Western Sydney regional economic development: expanding capacity and contributions

Community Colleges Australia has produced this report for the NSW Department of Industry, with the aim to ensure that the NSW government can use the capacity of Western Sydney not-for-profit community education providers to support that region’s economic development priorities.
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Results of 2018 audits: technical and further education institutes

The TAFE sector in Victoria is made up of 12 technical institutes and 15 controlled entities. This report outlines the results of, and observations arising from, the financial audits of the entities within the sector, and our observations, for the year ended 31 December 2018.
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International onshore VET graduate outcomes 2018

This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of international students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia in 2017. These students were surveyed as an additional component to the 2018 National Student Outcomes Survey.
Policy

Policy initiative: Free TAFE and university

Everyone has a right to education, whether you are leaving school, changing careers, retraining later in life or looking to gain new skills and knowledge. But successive Labor and Liberal governments have treated students as customers and education as a business. As a result, funding...
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Reimagining tertiary education: from binary system to ecosystem

With a range of new technologies bearing down upon us, huge shifts in the global order under way, longer lives – and potentially longer working lives – it is vital that Australia has a flexible, adaptable tertiary education and training system which gives us the...
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Total VET students and courses 2017

This publication provides an estimate of the extent and nature of VET delivered in 2017 by Australian training providers. Information in this publication is provided on the number of training providers, estimated students and participation rates, program enrolments, subject enrolments, hours of delivery, program completions...
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Government-funded students and courses 2017

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded VET system.
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Results of 2017 audits: technical and further education institutes

This report outlines the results of our financial audits of TAFE institutes and our observations for the year ended 31 December 2017. It also assess the sector’s financial performance during the 2017 reporting period and its sustainability.
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Vocational education and training in South Australia

This report recommends that the federal government establish a comprehensive review of Australia's entire VET sector, with a view to achieving adequate and sustainable ongoing funding levels, appropriate controls on private providers and a coherent and supportive policy framework.
Commentary

Vocational education policy is failing, and it's not hard to see why

A failed experiment in market-led education needs to be buried once and for all, writes John Quiggin.
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Factors that drive RTO performance: an overview

In this paper we provide an overview of recent research on the factors that drive the performance of registered training organisations (RTOs), with a view to identifying areas for future research.