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NCVER report reveals lack of scrutiny of VET sector

TDA News    |     10 November 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) show the continuing fundamental role of  TAFE, as the public provider network, but also demonstrate a worrying failure in scrutiny by policy makers, according to TAFE Directors Australia. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… The NCVER report Total VET students and courses 2014 reveals the huge growth in the VET sector to 3.9 million students – almost three times the number in the higher education sector.  The data also show: TAFE and private providers deliver roughly the same number of training hours nationally (41% by TAFE and 45% … [Read more...]

NCVER Report: Total VET students and courses 2014

NCVER    |     10 November 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… This report provides, for the first time, an estimate of the extent and nature of all accredited vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2014 by Australian training providers.  Information is now collected from all types of providers and not only those in receipt of Commonwealth or state funding.  Information is provided on the number of training providers, students, enrolments in programs, enrolments in subjects, hours of delivery and program completions. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… Training providers This publication covers the accredited training delivered by 4601 Australian … [Read more...]

Vic TAFE enrolments hit 5 year low

Fairfax Media     |    28 October 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The latest Victorian training market half year report shows a marked decline in government subsided training, with 12% fewer enrolments in 2015 compared to the same time in 2014. TAFE enrolments were at their lowest point in five years. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… The report attributes the decline as likely due to a decline in foundation studies by 42% to 29,731 enrolments and a decline in traineeships by 34% to 20,258 enrolments. Private training providers now capture 59% of government-subsidised enrolments, up from 21% in 2010. This compares with a 27% share for TAFEs, down from 49% in … [Read more...]

The Scan # 170 29 May 2015

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ News __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Victorian  unis "financially strong" 29 May 2015    |   The Victorian Auditor General has reported that Victoria’s eight universities are in a strong financial position but he was critical of lax procedures governing travel expenditure. The eight universities, and their subsidiaries, generated a combined surplus of $537.1 million for the year ending 31 December 2014. This includes, however, audit adjustments … [Read more...]

VET numbers continue to drop

The Australian     |      27 May 2015 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………   The number of publicly funded vocational education students has dropped for the second year running, just as open markets have been rolled out across the country to encourage more training. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… Preliminary 2014 data shows the number of students fell 3.5%  last year, on the back of a 3.6%  fall in 2013. Australia trained 65,000 fewer publicly funded vocational students last year, with the open market pioneer states of South Australia and Victoria each losing more than 30,000 students. Victoria, which opened its training system to full private competition from … [Read more...]

ACPET Weekly Update Update Edition 598 7 April 2015

  In Focus CEO's message I do hope everyone had the chance for some quality time with their friends and family. I will keep it short this week as I know many of you may still be on holidays. I have no doubt we will quickly be back into the rush of education in the coming days. It is that part of the cycle. ACPET is developing a professional development program to support the implementation of our new Codes. This is very important as we try and lift both ends of tertiary education. That is we want to significantly raise the minimum bar for entry into ACPET, but we also want to celebrate and further improve the absolute best in the … [Read more...]

Sorry state of the market

12 February 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… With the recent Productivity Commission Report on Government Services showing VET enrolments declining in 2013 by more than 60,000 (3.9 %) - admittedly after some years of growth – a report by Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney – commissioned by the Australian Education Union - shows that large private training college chains have been generating extraordinary profit margins on the back of their recent access to public subsidies. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......…… The report says the profit margins leveraged from public subsidies at three listed training companies — Vocation, Australian Careers … [Read more...]

Report on Government Services 2015 Vocational Education and Training

Productivity Commission      |     6 February 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… This chapter (chapter 5) reports on government funded vocational education and training (VET) services delivered by government and private Registered Training Organisations. It includes training activity funded under the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD). The scope of this chapter does not extend to VET services provided in schools (which are within the scope of School education, chapter 4) or university education. • In 2013, the Australian and State and Territory governments provided $5.8 billion of recurrent expenditure for vocational education and training (VET) (p. … [Read more...]

Students opt for university over VET

NCVER     |     11 December 2014 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The introduction of the uncapped demand-driven system for universities is seemingly driving changes in participation in tertiary education, with far fewer young people undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in favour of higher education, according to a report published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Young people in education and training 2013. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......…… The report showed 55.4% of 15 to 19 year olds are at school; 15.6% are in higher education; 5.1% are undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship; and 5.3% are enrolled in … [Read more...]

Rise in youth unemployment ‘a result of traineeship cuts’

Federation University    |      28 August  2014 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Recent rises in youth unemployment in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia are a result of cuts to traineeships, according to Federation University Australia researcher Professor Erica Smith. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Traineeships are a similar form of employment arrangement to apprenticeship, in which people are employed at the same time as undertaking a nationally recognised qualification.  Smith says the value of traineeships is that they expanded structured training opportunities to a much wider range of industries than traditional apprenticeships. “Previously the … [Read more...]