Footnotes

Footnotes

CHAPTER 1

[1]        Estimates Hansard, 3 June 2015, p. 83.

[2]        Australian Catholic University, Submission 59, p. 3.

CHAPTER 2 - The role and funding of private VET providers

[1]        Workplace Research Centre, appendix to Australian Education Union, Submission 62, appendix p. 8, drawing on Gallacher, J, Ingram R &Reeve F (2012) 'Are vocational qualifications vocational?', in: Pilz, M (ed) The Future of Vocational Education and Training in a Changing World, Springer VS, Wiesbaden.

[2]        Australian Skills Quality Authority website, 'Australia's VET sector', http://www.asqa.gov.au/about/australias-vet-sector/australias-vet-sector.html (accessed 5 August 2015).

[3]        Department of Education and Training, Submission 48, p. 2.

[4]        Australian Skills Quality Authority website, 'Australia's VET sector', http://www.asqa.gov.au/about/australias-vet-sector/australias-vet-sector.html (accessed 5 August 2015).

[5]        Australian Education Union, Submission 62, p. 8.

[6]        'First move to clean up mess in vocational education', Australian Financial Review, 26 July 2015. (Available at: http://www.afr.com/news/policy/education/first-move-to-clean-up-mess-in-vocational-education-20150724-gijtry; accessed 7 October 2015).

[7]        Australian Skills Quality Authority website, 'Australia's VET sector', http://www.asqa.gov.au/about/australias-vet-sector/australias-vet-sector.html (accessed 5 August 2015).

[8]        Council of Australian Governments, National Partnership for Skills Reform, p. 1.

[9]        Council of Australian Governments, National Partnership for Skills Reform, p. 6.

[10]      Council of Australian Governments, National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development, pp. 7-8.

[11]      TAFE Directors Australia, Submission 12, p. 2.

[12]      National Tertiary Education Union, Submission 29, p. 2.

[13]      Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Submission 36, p. 8.

[14]      Education and Employment References Committee, Technical and further education in Australia, May 2015.

[15]      Department of Industry and Science, About the skills sector: National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform (available at http://www.industry.gov.au/skills/About/NationalPartnership/Pages/Access.aspx; accessed 10 September 2015).

[16]      Department of Education and Training, Submission 48, p. 1.

[17]      Department of Education and Training, Submission 48, p. 2.

[18]      Department of Education and Training, Submission 48, p. 13.

[19]      In 2015-16, this was $54,126; see Department of Education and Training, VET FEE-HELP Information for 2015, p. 24.

[20]      In 2015, this was $97,728; see Department of Education and Training, VET FEE-HELP Information for 2015, p. 15.

[21]      Department of Education and Training, FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP Provider Application Guide, May 2015, p. 9, http://docs.education.gov.au/node/34293, accessed 7 October 2015.

[22]      Department of Education and Training, FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP Provider Application Guide, May 2015, pp. 9-10, http://docs.education.gov.au/node/34293, accessed 7 October 2015.

[23]      Department of Education and Training, Submission 48, p. 13.

[24]      Budget 2015-16: Portfolio Budget Statements 2015-16, Budget Related Paper No. 1.5, Education and Training Portfolio, p. 50.

[25]      National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Australian vocational education and training statistics: Government-funded students and courses 2014, Report, p. 5.

[26]      Australian Education Union, Submission 62, p. 5.

[27]      Australian Education Union, Submission 62, p. 23.

[28]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 15.

[29]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, pp. 6-7.

[30]      Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Submission 36, p. 6.

[31]      Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38, p. 17.

[32]      Service Skills Australia, Submission 27, p. 3.

[33]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 33.

[34]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 7.

[35]      Workplace Research Centre, commissioned by Australian Education Union, Submission 62, appendix p. 26.

[36]      Department of Education and Training, VET FEE-HELP loan Tables – 2013, Table 4: VET FEE-HELP loans by fee type, 2010 to 2013.

[37]      Department of Education and Training, VET FEE-HELP loan Tables – 2013, Table 4: VET FEE-HELP loans by fee type, 2010 to 2013.

[38]      Australian Careers Network, FY15 Results Presentation: Investor Roadshow, September 2015, p. 11, http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20150915/pdf/431b54yd4d7tpg.pdf, accessed 7 October 2015.

[39]      Workplace Research Centre, appendix to Australian Education Union, Submission 62, appendix p. 28.

[40]      The College for Adult Learning, Submission 32, p. 3.

[41]      Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38, p. 15.

[42]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 7.

[43]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 16.

[44]      University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Submission 47, p. 6.

[45]      Senate Committee: Education and Employment, Budget Estimates 2015-2016, June 2015: Question on Notice SQ15-000361.

[46]      University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Submission 47, p. 6.

[47]      University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Submission 47, p. 6.

[48]      Department of Education and Training, Submission 48, p. 3

[49]      Australian Education Union, Submission 62, p. 12.

[50]      The University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Submission 47, p. 5.

[51]      Andrew Norton, Submission 11, p. 1.

[52]      Andrew Norton, Submission 11, p. 1.

[53]      Andrew Norton, Submission 11, p. 3.

[54]      Andrew Norton, Submission 11, p. 5.

[55]      The University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Submission 47, p. 6.

[56]      Evocca College, Submission 20, p. 11.

[57]      Andrew Norton, Submission 11, p. 12.

[58]      Mitchell Institute, Expenditure on education and training in Australia: Update and analysis, Mitchell Policy Paper No. 08/2015, August 2015, p. 1, http://www.mitchellinstitute.org.au/reports/expenditure-on-education-and-training-in-australia-update-and-analysis/, accessed 7 October 2015.

[59]      Mitchell Institute, Expenditure on education and training in Australia: Analysis and background paper, Mitchell Policy Paper No. 03/2014, October 2014, p. 1, http://www.mitchellinstitute.org.au/reports/expenditure-on-education-and-training-in-australia/, accessed 7 October 2015.

[60]      Mitchell Institute, Expenditure on education and training in Australia: Analysis and background paper, Mitchell Policy Paper No. 03/2014, October 2014, p. 1, http://www.mitchellinstitute.org.au/reports/expenditure-on-education-and-training-in-australia/, accessed 7 October 2015.

[61]      Mitchell Institute, Expenditure on education and training in Australia: Update and analysis, Mitchell Policy Paper No. 08/2015, August 2015, p. 1, http://www.mitchellinstitute.org.au/reports/expenditure-on-education-and-training-in-australia-update-and-analysis/, accessed 7 October 2015.

[62]      Mitchell Institute, Expenditure on education and training in Australia: Update and analysis, Mitchell Policy Paper No. 08/2015, August 2015, p. 1, http://www.mitchellinstitute.org.au/reports/expenditure-on-education-and-training-in-australia-update-and-analysis/, accessed 7 October 2015.

[63]      Mitchell Institute, Expenditure on education and training in Australia: Update and analysis, Mitchell Policy Paper No. 08/2015, August 2015, p. 2, http://www.mitchellinstitute.org.au/reports/expenditure-on-education-and-training-in-australia-update-and-analysis/, accessed 7 October 2015.

[64]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 11.

CHAPTER 3 - Private Vocational Education: Business models, marketing practices and unethical practices

[1]        Australian Skills Quality Authority, Marketing and advertising practices of Australia's registered training organisations, Report, September 2013, p. i, http://www.asqa.gov.au/verve/_resources/Strategic_Reviews_2013_Marketing_and_Advertising_Report.pdf

[2]        Australian Skills Quality Authority, Marketing and advertising practices of Australia's registered training organisations, Report, September 2013, p. viii, http://www.asqa.gov.au/verve/_resources/Strategic_Reviews_2013_Marketing_and_Advertising_Report.pdf

[3]        Australian Skills Quality Authority, Marketing and advertising practices of Australia's registered training organisations, Report, September 2013, p. viii, http://www.asqa.gov.au/verve/_resources/Strategic_Reviews_2013_Marketing_and_Advertising_Report.pdf

[4]        'Abuse of VET fee-help scheme shows regulation has its place in education sector', The Age, 19 March 2015, http://www.theage.com.au/comment/abuse-of-vet-feehelp-scheme-shows-regulation-has-its-place-in-education-sector-20150319-1m2qzv.html, accessed 7 October 2015.

[5]        'Vocational education: how the shonks and shysters took control', The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 September 2015, http://www.smh.com.au/national/vocational-education-how-the-shonks-and-shysters-took-control-20150924-gjujt5.html, accessed 7 October 2015.

[6]        Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 11.

[7]        Australian Education Union, Submission 62, p. 23.

[8]        Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 1.

[9]        Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 1.

[10]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 15.

[11]      Australian Careers Network, 2015 Annual Report, p. 17, http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20150928/pdf/431mhjr9kn7l9n.pdf, accessed 7 October 2015.

[12]      Senate, 44th Parliament, Question on Notice 759, pp. 572-82.

[13]      Department of Education and Training, Budget Estimates 2015-2016, Question on Notice, SQ15-000361.

[14]      Department of Education and Training, Budget Estimates 2015-2016, Question on Notice, SQ15-000359.

[15]      StudyAssist, Student contribution amounts, Table 3, http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/csps/pages/student-contribution-amounts (accessed 7 October 2015).

[16]      Workplace Research Centre, commissioned by the Australian Education Union, Submission 62, appendix p. 4.

[17]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 15.

[18]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 16.

[19]      Australian Careers Network 2015 Annual Report, p. 30, http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20150928/pdf/431mhjr9kn7l9n.pdf, accessed 7 October 2015.

[20]      Ms Pat Forward, Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 1

[21]      'Vocation executives raking it in, despite share price plunge', The Australian, 23 September 2015, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/vocation-executives-raking-it-in-despite-share-price-plunge/story-fn91v9q3-1227539351865, accessed 8 October 2015.

[22]      'Australian Careers Network shares plunge 12pc', Australian Financial Review, 17 September 2015, http://www.afr.com/news/policy/education/australian-careers-network-shares-plunge-12pc-20150917-gjorg3, accessed 8 October 2015.

[23]      'Education: Ashley Services misses profit forecasts', The Australian, 6 October 2015, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/profit-loss/education-ashley-services-misses-profit-forecasts/story-fn91vch7-1227558059147, accessed 7 October 2015.

[24]      TAFE Directors Australia, Submission 12, p. 2; Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 15.

[25]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 15.

[26]      Canterbury Bankstown Migrant Interagency, Submission 55, p. 3.

[27]      Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28, p. 13.

[28]      TAFE Community Alliance, Submission 31, p. 8.

[29]      Canterbury Bankstown Migrant Interagency, Submission 55, p. 5.

[30]      Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38, p. 17.

[31]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 25.

[32]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 25.

[33]      Redfern Legal Centre, Submission 16, p. 4; Canterbury Bankstown Migrant Interagency, Submission 55, p. 4; Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28,     p. 13.

[34]      Evocca College, Response to Submission 73, p. 3.

[35]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 23.

[36]      Julie Skinner, Submission 73, p. 1.

[37]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 19.

[38]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 9.

[39]      Redfern Legal Centre, Submission 16, p. 18.

[40]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 20.

[41]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, pp. 18-9.

[42]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 9.

[43]      Inclusion Australia, Submission 61, p. 1.

[44]      Inclusion Australia, Submission 61, p. 2.

[45]      Inclusion Australia, Submission 61, p. 3.

[46]      Women in Adult and Vocational Education, Submission 33, p. 2.

[47]      Adult Learning Australia, Submission 35, pp. 7-8.

[48]      Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce, Submission 39, p. 5.

[49]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 19.

[50]      Speech Pathology Australia, Submission 25, p. 4.

[51]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Marketing and advertising practices of Australia's registered training organisations, Report, September 2013, p. 13, http://www.asqa.gov.au/verve/_resources/Strategic_Reviews_2013_Marketing_and_Advertising_Report.pdf

[52]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 13.

[53]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 24.

[54]      TAFE Community Alliance, Submission 31, p. 11.

[55]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 9.

[56]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 16.

CHAPTER 4 - Education quality and graduate outcomes

[1]        TAFE Directors Australia, Submission 12; Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28; Mr Khanche, Australian Institute of Professional Education, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015.

[2]        Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38; TAFE Community Alliance, Submission 31; Australian Skills Quality Authority, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015; Service Skills Australia, Submission 27.

[3]        Australian Industry Group, Submission 30; Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission  38; Ms Bond, Guild Pharmacy Academy, Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015; Speech Pathology Australia, Submission 25.

[4]        TAFE Directors Australia, Submission 12, p. 1.

[5]        Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 44.

[6]        Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28, p. 23.

[7]        TAFE Community Alliance, Submission 31, p. 6.

[8]        Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 1.

[9]        Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38, p. 20.

[10]      Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38, p. 19.

[11]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Marketing and advertising practices of Australia's registered training organisations, Report, September 2013, p. 20, http://www.asqa.gov.au/verve/_resources/Strategic_Reviews_2013_Marketing_and_Advertising_Report.pdf

[12]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Marketing and advertising practices of Australia's registered training organisations, Report, September 2013, p. 20, http://www.asqa.gov.au/verve/_resources/Strategic_Reviews_2013_Marketing_and_Advertising_Report.pdf

[13]      Australian Qualifications Framework, Second Edition January 2013, p. 42, http://www.aqf.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/AQF-2nd-Edition-January-2013.pdf, accessed 30 September 2015.

[14]      TAFE Community Alliance, Submission 31, p. 6.

[15]      Service Skills Australia, Submission 27, p. 3.

[16]      Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28; Service Skills Australia, Submission 27; Workplace Research Centre (Submission 62 appendix)

[17]      Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28, pp. 19-20.

[18]      Workplace Research Centre, commissioned by Australian Education Union, Submission 62, appendix p. 44.

[19]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 15.

[20]      Service Skills Australia, Submission 27, p. 3.

[21]      Ms Marietta Cully, Submission 79, p. 3.

[22]      Julie Skinner, Submission 73, pp. 1-2.

[23]      Tracey Baker, Submission 87.

[24]      Submission 57, p. 7.

[25]      Anthony Norris, Submission 72, p. 1.

[26]      Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38, p. 19.

[27]      Australian Industry Group, Submission 30; Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission  38; Ms Bond, Guild Pharmacy Academy, Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015; Speech Pathology Australia, Submission 25.

[28]      Australian Industry Group, Submission 30; Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38; Ms Bond, Guild Pharmacy Academy, Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015.

[29]      Australian Industry Group, Submission 30, p. 2.

[30]      Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 38, p. 19.

[31]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 36.

[32]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, pp. 36-7.

[33]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 37.

[34]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 37.

[35]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 47.

[36]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 47.

[37]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, pp. 47-8.

[38]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 38.

[39]      Speech Pathology Australia, Submission 25, p. 3.

[40]      Australian Industry Group, Submission 30, p. 2.

[41]      Australian Industry Group, Submission 30, p. 3.

[42]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, pp. 4-5.

[43]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, pp. 4-5.

[44]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, pp. 4-5.

[45]      'Hundreds of Vocation private training college graduates forced to hand back qualifications', ABC News, 22 April 2015, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-22/private-training-college-graduates-stripped-of-qualifications/6412318, accessed 1 October 2015; 'A new report has found that a massive 70 per cent of childcare courses take less than a year to complete', News.com.au, 19 August 2015, http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/a-new-report-has-found-that-a-massive-70-per-cent-of-childcare-courses-take-less-than-a-year-to-complete/story-fnet08ui-1227490464562, accessed 1 October 2015; 'Childcare centres shocked at second-rate training of staffworkers', The Australian, 22 August 2015, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/childcare-centres-shocked-at-second-rate-training-of-staffworkers/story-e6frg6z6-1227493608775, accessed 1 October 2015; 'Childcare centres blacklist accredited training organisations providing poor graduates', ABC News, 10 September 2014, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-10/childcare-centres-blacklist-organisations-over-poor-training/5732270, accessed 1 October 2015.  

[46]      Early Childhood Australia, Submission 44, pp. 4-5.

[47]      Early Childhood Australia, Submission 44, p. 5.

[48]      United Voice, Submission 45, p. 1.

[49]      Early Childhood Australia, Submission 44, p. 5.

[50]      Early Childhood Australia, Submission 44, p. 6.

[51]      United Voice, Submission 45, p. 2.

[52]      Melbourne City Mission, Submission 46, p. 4.

[53]      'Vocation to tear up 1100 student qualifications including first aid, aged care', Sydney Morning Herald, 18 May 2015, http://www.smh.com.au/business/vocation-to-tear-up-1100-student-qualifications-including-first-aid-aged-care-20150518-gh4bd8.html, accessed 1 October 2015; 'Aged care training courses under fresh scrutiny', Australian Ageing Agenda, 23 January 2015, http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2015/01/23/aged-care-training-courses-fresh-scrutiny/,accessed 1 October 2015.

[54]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Training for aged and community care in Australia, Report, September 2013, p. i, http://www.asqa.gov.au/verve/_resources/Strategic_Reviews_2013_Marketing_and_Advertising_Report.pdf

[55]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Training for aged and community care in Australia, Report, September 2013, p. ix.

[56]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Training for aged and community care in Australia, Report, September 2013, p. 28.

[57]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Training for aged and community care in Australia, Report, September 2013, pp. 28-9.

[58]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Training for aged and community care in Australia, Report, September 2013, pp. 44-5.

[59]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Training for aged and community care in Australia, Report, September 2013, p. 58.

[60]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Training for aged and community care in Australia, Report, September 2013, p. 59.

CHAPTER 5 - Regulation

[1]        Department of Education and Training, Submission  48, pp. 8-9.

[2]        Department of Education and Training, Submission  48, p. 9.

[3]        Department of Education and Training, Submission 48, p. 9.

[4]        ASQA website, About the Standards for RTOs 2015: http://www.asqa.gov.au/users-guide-to-the-standards-for-registered-training-organisations-2015/about-the-standards-for-rtos/about-the-standards-for-rtos.html, accessed 6 September 2015.

[5]        ASQA website, Users' Guide to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015: http://www.asqa.gov.au/users-guide-to-the-standards-for-registered-training-organisations-2015/users-guide-to-the-standards-for-registered-training-organisations-2015.html, accessed 6 September 2015.

[6]        Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13.1, p. 2.

[7]        Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13.1, p. 2.

[8]        Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 10.

[9]        TAFE Directors Australia, Submission 12, p. 1.

[10]      Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 3.

[11]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 3.

[12]      The Australian Industry Group, Submission 30; Australian Institute of Professional Education, Submission 10, p. 5; Adult Learning Australia, Submission 35.

[13]      The Australian Industry Group, Submission 30, p. 3.

[14]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 7.

[15]      National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Submission 19, p. 5.

[16]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 4.

[17]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Provider risk ratings, http://www.asqa.gov.au/about/risk-based-regulation/provider-risk-ratings.html, accessed 9 October 2015.

[18]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Provider risk ratings, http://www.asqa.gov.au/about/risk-based-regulation/provider-risk-ratings.html, accessed 9 October 2015.

[19]      Department of Education and Training, Regulation Impact Statement: Proposed changes to the Education Services for Overseas Students framework, p. 32, http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/ems/r5544_ems_340269af-8afc-4fc7-941b-9bd6e5274784/upload_pdf/503811RIS.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf, accessed 9 October 2015.

[20]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 38.

[21]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 38.

[22]      Adult Learning Australia, Submission 35, p. 6.

[23]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 54.

[24]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 11.

[25]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 11.

[26]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 11.

[27]      Australian Skills Quality Authority, Submission 60, p. 11.

[28]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 72.

[29]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 68.

[30]      Estimates Hansard, 3 June 2015, p. 83.

[31]       John Quiggin, 'Some post-school education bodies we could do without', 1 October 2015, http://johnquiggin.com/2015/10/01/some-post-school-education-bodies-we-could-do-without/, accessed 7 October 2015.

[32]      Melbourne City Mission, Submission 46; The Institute of Learning Professionals, Submission 22; Mr Camm, Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Committee Hansard  16 July 2015; Ms Bond, Guild Pharmacy Academy, Committee Hansard  2 September 2015.

[33]      Melbourne City Mission, Submission 46, p. 8.

[34]      Institute of Learning Professionals, Submission 22, p. 6.

[35]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 10.

[36]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 13.

[37]      Service Skills Australia, Submission 27, p. 4.

[38]      Service Skills Australia, Submission 27, p. 4.

[39]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 35.

[40]      National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Submission 19, p. 5.

[41]      Evocca College, Submission 20, p. 12.

[42]      National Centre for Vocational Education Research, The value of completing a VET qualification, Occasional Paper, 2012, p. 3.

[43]      National Centre for Vocational Education Research, The value of completing a VET qualification, Occasional Paper, 2012, p. 25.

[44]      Institute of Learning Professionals, Submission 22, p. 6.

[45]      Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28, p. 18.

[46]      TAFE Community Alliance, Submission 31, p. 4; Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, p. 14; Redfern Legal Centre, Submission 16, p. 1.

[47]      Penny Martin, Submission 50, p. 3;

[48]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 23.

[49]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 64.

[50]      The Spectrum Organisation, Submission 64, p. 5.

[51]      Overseas Students Ombudsman, Submission 65, p. 2.

[52]      Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28; Consumer Action Law Centre; Redfern Legal Centre.

[53]      Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Submission 28, p. 16.

[54]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 10.

[55]      Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 24.

[56]      Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, p. 12.

Coalition Senators' Minority Report

[1]        Mr Rodney Camm, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Committee Proof Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 11.

[2]        Mr Stephen Bolton, Senior Advisor, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Proof Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p.46.

[3]        Mr William Dwyer, Redfern Legal Centre, Committee Proof Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 19.

[4]        Consumer Law Action Centre, Submission 13, pp. 18-9.

[5]        Department of Education and Training, VET FEE-HELP Reform Factsheet, 3 July 2015, http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/HELPpayingMyFees/VET-FEE-HELP/Documents/VET%20FEE%20HELP%20Reforms%20Factsheet%20Update_05_ACC.pdf, accessed 15 October 2015.

[6]        Mr Stephen Bolton, Senior Advisor, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Proof Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p.47.

[7]        'ASQA no toothless tiger', The Australian,  17 June 2015, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/asqa-no-toothless-tiger-says-chris-robinson/story-e6frgcjx-1227401073349, accessed 15 October 2015.

[8]        'Kim Carr says Labor's vocational loan scheme 'fundamentally flawed'', The Canberra Times, 18 September 2015, http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/kim-carr-labor-says-its-vocational-loan-scheme-fundamentally-flawed-20150917-gjpf6o.html, accessed 15 October 2015.

[9]        Committee Report, p. 11.

[10]      'Kim Carr says Labor's vocational loan scheme 'fundamentally flawed'', The Canberra Times, 18 September 2015, http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/kim-carr-labor-says-its-vocational-loan-scheme-fundamentally-flawed-20150917-gjpf6o.html, accessed 15 October 2015.

[11]      Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Media Release, 'Government targets VET FEE-HELP scammers', 12 March 2015, https://ministers.education.gov.au/birmingham/government-targets-vet-fee-help-scammers, accessed 15 October 2015.

[12]      Mr Stephen Bolton, Senior Advisor, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Proof Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p.46.

[13]      Mr Stephen Bolton, ACCI, Proof Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p.51.

[14]      Mr Amjad Khanche, Chief Executive, Australian Institute of Professional Education, Proof Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p. 5.

[15]      Australian Education Union, Submission 62 and Australian Education Union Victoria, Media Release, 'Statewide EBA first step in rebuilding TAFE', 11 August 2015, http://www.aeuvic.asn.au/77860.html, accessed 15 October 2015.

[16]      Mr Stephen Bolton, ACCI, Proof Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p.53.

[17]      'Jobs go as trainers shut doors', Adelaide Advertiser, 31 August 2015, http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/workready-hundreds-of-private-training-jobs-at-risk-in-reform/story-fni6uo1m-1227505071406, accessed 15 October 2015.

[18]      Study Group Australia, Submission 21, p. 6.

[19]      Mr Stephen Bolton, ACCI, Proof Committee Hansard, 16 July 2015, p.46.

[20]      Sharon Bird MP, Media Release, 'Labor welcomes Auditor-General's response to reuest for VET FEE-HELP investigation', 8 January 2015, http://www.sharonbird.com.au/labor_welcomes_auditor_general_s_reponse_to_request_for_vet_fee_help_investigation, accessed 15 October 2015.

Australian Greens' Additional Comments

[1]        National Tertiary Education Union, Submission 29, p. 2

[2]        Consumer Action Law Centre, Submission 13, pp. 6-7.

[3]        Workplace Research Centre, commissioned by Australian Education Union, Submission 62, appendix p. 26.

[4]        Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Submission 36, p. 6.

[5]        Committee Hansard, 2 September 2015, pp. 4-5.

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