State signs up to VET funding

State signs up to VET funding | John Ross | The Australian Higher Education | 03 August, 2011

QUEENSLAND has become the third state to commit to a fully contestable vocational education and training funding system, after an independent report found the sector needed higher education-style funding arrangements to offset a “growing imbalance” in investment levels. A ministerial taskforce will also oversee a three-year transformation designed to strengthen TAFE Queensland’s position in the more competitive environment. But the TAFE teachers union said the government was simply responding to problems of its own making, while the opposition dismissed the report as “a very costly rehash of turgid bureaucrat prose”.

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