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‘Dead end’ training courses in Victoria to be ditched

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Learning and development | 25 Aug 2016, 05:00 AM Agree 0
The number of government-funded courses in Victoria will drop from about 1500 to 1000.
  • Astrid | 27 Aug 2016, 10:59 AM Agree 0
    A long overdue initiative, that should be rolled out nationally. Too many people with meaningless certificates without any skills, too many providers issuing certificates for payment without proof of skills, too many people washing their hands in tax payers' money
  • Josh | 01 Sep 2016, 08:08 AM Agree 0
    Agreed, but we also have to stop using TAFE as a benchmark in the VET sector. There have been many occasions of incompetence within TAFE and many occasions of quality in the private sector. We are all equal. We need to stand together to regain faith in the community and prove that the VET sector is doing a great job. Despite limited levels of poor behaviour.
  • Garrie | 03 Sep 2016, 12:01 PM Agree 0
    This is all well and good, and yes the Government should do something to remove the shonky operators and stop targeting the Operators who are doing the right thing and are compliant and do operate courses within employable industries such as Transport and Logistics especially with the increase we are going to see in importation of products. But what about on-job training and traineeships. TAFEs only want students to sit in their nice shiny classrooms with their you beaut resources, but what about the students who are employed and have bosses that want to improve their workforce skills but need to keep the workers at work. Will TAFE change their ways and enter the workplace for training. This is a role mostly filled by RTOs.
    What RTO is going to be able to just stop training once they reach 1000 qualifications and wait upon SkillsVic to decide to do the audit to initiate the next 1000 quals. Especially large RTOs who would reach that level within months... Who pays for their staff to sit around twiddling thumbs await SV to arrive.
    I believe the new Contract regulations are a knee jerk reaction to the Baum and Vocation catastrophe that SV mismanagement allowed to happen. There are people in the know who are swing axes discriminately.
    Some good has been done and some bad has been allowed to happen. Political intrigue and megalomania at work....
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