VIDEO: Skills for All a copy of failed Victorian reforms16-11-2011
AEU members filled the AEU Conference Room last week for an important seminar on VET reform.
The State Government have themselves admitted that Skills for All is virtually a carbon copy of the Victorian VET reforms. Not surprisingly, the Victorian reforms have failed dismally and have copped heavy criticism in the Victorian press in recent weeks.
Having opened up the Victorian VET sector to contestable funding, 16 out of 18 TAFE institutes are experiencing serious financial difficulties less than two years into the new regime.
Pat explained that there are a whole range of reasons for this, not the least of which is the rapid growth of private providers who in receiving an increasing share of government fuding are undercutting TAFE by offering cheap but poor quality training courses.
Watch the Video
To find out more about nationwide VET reform and the likely consequences of the State Government's Skills for All reform, please follow this link to view Pat Forward's presentation.
Follow this link to download the PowerPoint presentation.