8 Jan 2019
A team of 23 young Australians are competing to fly the flag for Australia on the global stage of the WorldSkills International Championships in Russia this year.
18 Dec 2018
As thousands of women take to social media to share their stories of sexual harassment as part of the #metoo movement, the Australian Human Rights Commission is launching the world’s first national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment.
11 Dec 2018
This is the first of two abbreviated articles that examine the outcomes from an international crusade to impose the discipline of the market on the provision of education. The results of the marketisation of schooling are the focus of this article, while …
4 Dec 2018
Encouraging women into TAFE to learn trades could help fill major skills shortages in regional Australia. Yet despite major efforts from government, industry and education providers the number of women in the manual trades in Australia has barely shifted…
21 Nov 2018
TAFE teachers have an important role in fostering young people’s futures. Teaching is hugely rewarding, but it also comes with great responsibility. Being a teacher is more than teaching the curriculum – it is also about being a role model for good mental…
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.