Swinburne University of Technology

Posts tagged with TAFE

  1. Deregulation of Victorian vocational education: A case study in policy and market failure

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    As we all wait with anticipation for the market to ‘waive’ its magic in the deregulated higher education market, we might ask why such an approach has been such an unmitigated failure in relation to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Victoria. The Brumby Labor Government’s 2008 Securing Jobs for Your Future policy introduced a student-demand driven system in which public funding was fully contestable between public TAFE institutes and private providers for the delivery of VET, not dissimilar to the approach Christopher Pyne wants to impose on higher education.

    The primary objective of the Victorian policy was to increase the number of people undertaking training in areas and at levels where skills are needed for the Victorian economy.  The only problem is that this did not

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  2. May 21 Protest against higher education cuts

    Posted 14 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

     
    Protests against the changes to higher education in this year's budget will be held around Australia on Wednesday, 21st of May. Times vary according to city and can be seen in the image above.

    The NTEU has encouraged members not to penalise students who are attending the protests.
     
    For more information, contact our

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  3. Victorian TAFES under pressure.

    Posted 7 April 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    The Australian’s High Wired got the interpretation of the latest financial results for Victoria’s TAFE’s absolutely right when it blogged:

    Exciting times in TAFE: In a remarkable, ...

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  4. Media Release: NTEU calls on Napthine to support TAFE in wake of Hall resignation

    Posted 13 March 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Following the resignation of State cabinet minister, Peter Hall, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is calling on Premier Napthine to appoint a replacement that is supportive of higher ...

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  5. Media Release: Merry Christmas - You're Sacked!

    Posted 17 December 2013 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    While the Federal Coalition government oversees the destruction of tens of thousands of jobs in the manufacturing sector, the Napthine government continues to ensure that there is no Christmas cheer ...

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  6. Rally to Save Swinburne’s Lilydale Campus

    Posted 5 June 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    A rally to save Swinburne’s Lilydale Campus from being sold off to become council offices has been called by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) for 2pm next Friday (14 June).

    The ...

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  7. Rally to save Swinburne’s Lilydale campus

    Posted 5 June 2013 by Paul Clifton (edXpress)

    The NTEU is calling for the whole community to get behind a rally at 2pm next Friday (14 June) to save Swinburne’s Lilydale campus in Melbourne’s outer east from being sold off to become ...

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  8. ArtsHub: Schools funding formula fails arts education

    Posted 22 April 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    Catch up with ArtsHub article from 19 April on the effects of the $2.3bn uni cuts: "Schools funding formula fails arts education,"

    By Paul Isbel | Friday April 19 ...

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  9. Union condemns further commercialisation of TAFE through government-appointed chairs

    Posted 28 March 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has condemned the further commercialisation of TAFE in Victoria by the replacement of ten out of fourteen chairs by government appointees today by the ...

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  10. NTEU launches proceedings against Swinburne University over failure to consult over closure of Lilydale and Prahran campuses

    Posted 25 March 2013 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) commenced proceedings this morning against Swinburne University of Technology in the Federal Court of Australia following its decision last July to shut ...

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