VET Review fails to cap funds to private providers

In February, the Victorian Government launched a review into the state’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) funding system, with a…

In February, the Victorian Government launched a review into the state’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) funding system, with a view to creating more stable VET sector.

Headed up by former Holmesglen TAFE director Bruce Mackenzie, the review yesterday launched its interim report, with more than 100 recommendations promising a major shake-up of Victoria’s open training market.

While the report addresses quality and equity of access to training, the review failed to substantively address the structural problem in Victoria’s VET funding model: the contestable funding system, in which private and public TAFEs are competing for subsidised enrolments.

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