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TDA Newsletter 22 June 2015

Industry skills fund advisers announced Chisholm Institute is one of six organisations announced today that will make up the new Industry Skills Fund Skills Adviser Network. The $664 million Industry Skills Fund will provide industry grants for training as well as expert advice through skills advisory services. In addition to Chisholm Institute, the other organisations that make up the Industry Skills Fund Skills Adviser Network are: Australian Industry Group MAX Solutions Navitas Professional Communications and Information Technology Training QMI Solutions Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the new network will invest $43 … [Read more...]

Sweeping VET deregulation

12 September 2014 “ASQA should be a regulator, not a book keeper” ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Industry minister Ian Macfarlane has announced sweeping deregulation of the vocational education and training (VET) sector with “high performing” VET providers delegated the authority to manage their own scope of registration and no longer needing the regulator’s permission to change courses or introduce new ones. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......…… Under the proposed changes, registered training organisations (RTOs)  can apply to the Australian Skills Standards Agency (ASQA) for a delegation to manage their scope allowing RTOs to “get on with what they do best — delivering … [Read more...]