WARNINGS ON GOVERNMENT VET CHANGES SOUNDED AGAIN

Labor’s warnings on the implementation of the Government’s vocational education changes have been repeated today, with the LH Martin Institute publishing a paper detailing the new loan scheme’s looming failures.  

The report echoes Labor’s concerns about the Government’s ability to give effect to the changes, describing the scheme as:

 

…under-developed and its implementation has been rushed. Many individual provisions sound reasonable, but when put together they do not form a coherent scheme which is simple, fair and efficient for students and providers.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                   

[MARK WARBURTON, HONORARY SENIOR FELLOW OF THE LH MARTIN INSTITUTE, 15 FEBRUARY 2017]

 

“Labor remains seriously concerned about the rollout of these rushed changes,” Shadow Minister for Vocational Education and Training Kate Ellis said.

 

“We have been saying all along that effective implementation will be what makes or breaks this.”

 

“The Government needs to recognise how much work is left to do to rebuild vocational education in Australia, and put TAFE back at the centre of our system.”