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Universities face further cuts in the Federal Budget, but vocational training providers say investment in skills training is well overdue

The Federal Budget revealed investment unevenly distributed across the country’s higher education and vocational training sectors, with the latter winning out. The JobTrainer program has gained additional funding, with the government’s apprenticeship program winning an additional $1.2 billion. Peak university bodies argue they’ve missed out, while vocational organisations say the […]
Universities face further cuts in the Federal Budget, but vocational training providers say investment in skills training is well overdue
Markets

The government says its $2 billion ‘JobTrainer’ plan will upskill Australian school leavers, apprentices and the unemployed ‘for the other side of the crisis’

The federal government has unveiled its new $2 billion JobTrainer plan. $1.5 billion will be spent to subsidise another 100,000 places for apprentices working for small and medium businesses. Another $500 million will be spent on offering free or low-fee courses for school leavers and the unemployed, to drive more […]
The government says its $2 billion ‘JobTrainer’ plan will upskill Australian school leavers, apprentices and the unemployed ‘for the other side of the crisis’
Strategy

Here’s why TAFE is losing out to universities in the education race

Australia has a confusing youth unemployment problem. Despite the figure sitting at a worrying 12.6 per cent, multiple industries are crying out for people with the right skills. In fact, the Apprentice Employment Network NSW and ACT reported that 1,500 apprenticeships were left unfilled last year. This has led some […]
Here’s why TAFE is losing out to universities in the education race