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Vocational sector slams proposed loans overhaul

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Learning and development | 25 Oct 2016, 01:23 PM Agree 0
The vocational education industry has warned of job losses and that 500,000 Australians could miss out on training if the government’s plans for a VET overhaul are carried out
  • Ready2030 | 25 Oct 2016, 05:33 PM Agree 0
    The education system needs a huge overhaul. Many students go through the system to get their qualifications but end up not being able to use them. The reason for this is that " qualifications do not get get you the job, but recent work experience does". So if a person does a qualification hoping to gain employment he / she may end up being very disappointed. This is especially true if you have been unemployed for more than 2 years, and do something like a Cert IV in Business Management. How is anyone going to get a job in i.e. Management if he/ she has not go any recent work experience? Some training providers take advantage of students, knowing full well that most industries will not hire people that have not got a recent work experience in the same field as their qualification. Some qualification like Cert IV in Counselling are pointless unless you go on to Uni but yet RTO's offer a carrot on a stick to students, by providing false hope.

    I think that there should be requirements built into any VET qualification that a RTO or TAFE needs to also provide a venue for on real on the job training. This could be done by careers advisers linking students up with work experience within various companies or Gov and Non Gov employers.
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