Advancing Australia’s VET Sector. Curated industry news #2 2021

Moving swiftly through the first quarter of this year, the Federal Government is calling for views from within the VET sector on how to improve the VET system moving forwards. National and State governments have to date agreed to progress a series of reforms on strengthening the role of industry and employers, improving VET qualifications and raising the quality of training, and now you have the opportunity to have your say.

We would urge you to register through the official Skills Reform Consultation portal

Unfortunately, Australia’s international education status remains a hot topic – with it expected to be ‘in doldrums until 2023’. According to a recent article in Times Higher Education, ‘Industry operatives’ worst fears could cost universities thousands of staff and country tens of billions of dollars’

Claire Field of Claire Field & Associates has provided some commentary on the need for Australian international education providers to have ‘a more sophisticated understanding of China and stronger awareness of changing attitudes in South East Asia’ towards Australia as an attractive education destination.

The Aged Care Royal Commission has released its final report, and it’s fairly damning of long-term ‘systemic problems’ with ‘significant change’ required. Recommendations include implementing the foundations of a new aged care system with more effective governance and introducing a rights-based approach new formal Aged Care Act.

And finally, we have again included a link to our Action Plan for Transition to New Training Package and Addition of Qualification to Scope template for RTOs at the end of this newsletter.

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