14 Nov 2018
Upon his appointment to the role of Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs in the new Morrison Government, Tony Abbott said he would focus on education ‘as the absolute key to a better future for Indigenous kids and the key to reconciliation’.
8 Nov 2018
The crisis in Australian vocational education is more than a funding, marketisation or system design issue: it is a question of the fitness of our vocational education model for our times.
25 Oct 2018
This article is part two of a two-part series. It focuses on the policy trajectory that created a national training framework, a ‘training market’ and the introduction of VET FEE HELP and looks at how these policies brought TAFE to near ruin.
19 Oct 2018
For far too long, TAFE and the broader VET sector has been neglected by State and Federal Liberal governments. The push to privatise essential education services through contestable funding models, and the rampant and systemic rorting through the VET FEE-…
15 Oct 2018
The future we want is dependent on us successfully defending public education and particularly, defending public Vocational Education & Training - TAFE.
2 Sep 2018
The Australian Labor Party is continuing to work on its proposed Commission of Inquiry, and recently asked for submissions to help consider what the Terms of Reference for this Inquiry should be. The Australian Education Union contributed a substantial su…
19 Aug 2018
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.
23 Jun 2018
In this piece Professor Wheelahan takes a closer look at how TAFEs are being funded, and the effects of underfunding.