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Is TAFE SA half pregnant?

28 May 2014, by Dr Ruth Schubert

When the Victorian VET system was progressively overhauled commencing in July 2009, to become an open market with the implementation of the Victorian Training Guarantee, this was keenly observed by those in South Australia, where changes had been mooted for some time.
 

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Why do we value universities but shun the trades?

26 May 2014, by James Barron

Most Australians would have been delighted to see news of Westpac’s extraordinary generosity with its $100 million endowment to help fund scholarships for the best and brightest in the university sector.This follows a number of recent, albeit smaller, donations that are aimed at fostering education and which may mark a turning point in corporate philanthropy in the educational sector.

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What would William Riker do?

22 May 2014, by Assoc Prof Damien Harkin

Captains of industry are well known for hiring the best and brightest minds and for valuing their contribution to leadership. Judging by the traditionally high proportion of education workers with tertiary qualifications (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2004) one could assume that our academic institutions are full of bright people, but just how well does our system encourage those who are led, to share in the process of leadership?

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