Government moves on dodgy VET providers

The federal government will establish a new Integrity Unit within the national VET regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), to combat operators rorting the system ando better protect students. The new unit will be bolstered by a $37.8 million investment to ensure it is adequately equipped and has the technology and data matching capability…

More fee free TAFE places for WA

The federal and Western Australian governments have announced that a further 22,200 Fee-Free TAFE and VET places will be available for Western Australians from January, 2024. This injection of Fee-Free training places builds on the success of free paces offered in 130 courses in 2023, and will continue to provide support for West Australians choosing…

VET numbers drop in schools

The number of students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) as part of secondary education has decreased in the past year, according to the latest data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). In 2022 there were 242,945 VET in Schools students according to NCVER, a 3.3 percent decline from 2021. Of those…

Queensland plans new VET strategy

Queensland has launched efforts to develop a new vocational education and training (EVET) plan for the state with the release of a discussion paper asking Queenslanders to have their say. The aim of consultations is to ensure its skills and training investment – more than $1.2 billion in 2022-23 – is delivering priority skills for…