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Professor urges schools to ditch VET/uni dichotomy

A Murdoch University professor has criticised schools for encouraging students to choose between a VET or university pathway. Barry Down, a VET and student engagement specialist, says this dichotomy has become unrealistic. "The reality is that society requires smart workers and citizens with ...

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Cuts to Victorian TAFE slammed

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the Victorian government is walking away from investment in education with cutbacks to the state's TAFE sector. Gillard was addressing a public forum at a community cabinet meeting in Berwick, in the Victorian marginal seat of La Trobe. Gillard ...

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Industry, TAFE back COAG skills agreement

Industry bodies and TAFE have praised the results of last week’s Council of Australian Governments meeting, saying it is a good step towards solving the country’s skills shortage. “[The meeting] reached an important agreement that ramps up the effort in ...

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