What are the lessons for TAFE from the Global Education Reform Movement?
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 the second questions if there are similar outcomes observed in the TAFE sector.
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 over the past 20 years.
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.
The future we want is dependent on us successfully defending public education and particularly, defending public Vocational Education & Training - TAFE.
National TAFE Day is being held on Tuesday 19 June. Here are some ideas to get involved.
The commitment of the South Australian Premier is another step towards guaranteed funding for TAFE.