2.18 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth work with
its COAG partners on the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform to
ensure that all States and Territories provide clear statements of policy
direction on the role of TAFE in consultation with vulnerable industries.
3.8 The committee recommends the Commonwealth
government work with its COAG partners to develop a partnership agreement
establishing a minimum and adequate level of support for people with
committee recommends that resources and funding for the Australian Skills
Qualification Authority be proportionally increased relative to the number of
private providers entering the training market.
4.22 The Committee recommends the development of improved
government standards for registration of training organisations, as the current
regulatory environment provides no guarantee of quality for students.
committee recommends that COAG work towards establishing a formula for use in
contestable funding decisions that reflects the true costs of TAFE delivering
those services, and establishing a 'managed market'.
Committee recommends that COAG work collaboratively to develop a national
workforce strategy for TAFE that addresses the level and quality of teaching
qualifications in the sector, the unacceptably high rates of casual employment,
and the allocation of adequate resources to enable TAFE teachers and
institutions to develop and maintain close liaison with industry and local
communities to assist them to meet their vocational and technical education
light of the substantial increases in fees across the board, the committee
recommends that COAG investigate these fee increases.
the committee recommends that criteria for access to assistance programs for
fees be examined to ensure that access to VET training is not inhibited by
upfront cost considerations.
committee recommends that the VET FEE-HELP Loan Fee of 20 per cent be reduced
significantly in line with comparable financial industry products.
4.51 The Committee recommends full and immediate
reinstatement of TAFE funding cuts by State Governments.
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