New vocational education loan program commences

The Turnbull Government’s new affordable, sustainable and student-focussed vocational education and training student loans program kicked off today – ending Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP scheme.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the New Year marked the start of a new era for vocational education in Australia, with the VET Student Loans program…

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Ellis all scare, no solution again on child care

Kate Ellis has demonstrated an embarrassing incapacity to understand projections in budget papers, with her scaremongering today on childcare shortages based on data showing projected growth in available places rather than shortages. Under the Turnbull Government over the last two years 150,000 new places have been filled by Australian children, while price growth has been…

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Labor’s policies drove VET FEE-HELP cost blowouts, student exploitation: Auditor-General

A damning report from the Auditor-General handed down today has further highlighted the former Labor Government’s failures to understand the serious flaws in the design of its student loans scheme for vocational education that lead to billion dollar cost blowouts and unscrupulous training organisations preying on vulnerable students. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham…

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Uni entry transparency reforms to boost graduate quality

New data on university graduate outcomes and experiences released today is just one element of the Turnbull Government’s comprehensive higher education admissions transparency reforms that the Education Minister has detailed and says will “lift the quality of graduates going into the workforce”. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new Graduate Outcomes Survey…

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