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2 Dec 2020
A ground-breaking AEU survey reveals that while most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators feel generally welcome and respected in the workplace, this is not the case for all. Darcel Russel, AEU Aboriginal Officer explains.
25 Nov 2020
There is no doubt that skills and high quality vocational education and training are central to Australia's future.
17 Nov 2020
As more than a million Australians are forced into unemployment by the coronavirus crisis, TAFEs anchor role in providing place based training that allows people to re-train and gain skills without being forced to leave their communities is more vital tha…
29 Oct 2020
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.
1 Oct 2020
TAFE teachers were forced to jump through hoops in the rush to upgrade their Certificate IV’s in Training and Assessment with the new mandatory units of literacy and numeracy, and designing and developing assessment tools by the deadline of July last year…
18 Sep 2020
Having flooded into Australia to experience a different culture and gain a quality higher education, international students didn’t expect to be left high and dry when the pandemic hit.
8 Sep 2020
Listening to teachers would be a great first step for the prime minister in his rush to restructure the VET system and revive the economy. While no one could disagree with his analysis in his speech to the National Press Club in May that the vocational ed…
28 Aug 2020
When he was only five years old, Akolda’s mother decided they would leave their home in South Sudan and head to Egypt, before finally settling down in Australia a few years later.

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