Dr Lawrence Ingvarson, a principal research fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research, has called for national regulation of teacher accreditation in order to strengthen standards. Presently, teacher accreditation is ‘nationally consistent’, but still the domain of state and territory governments.
A new proposal from the Mitchell Institute’s Professor Peter Noonan to implement an ‘entitlement’ to tertiary education has received backing from the Business Council of Australia’s Jennifer Westacott. The entitlement would be earned by meeting set education or training criteria, and see the Commonwealth absorb responsibility for vocational diploma funding.
The CNPE Team
National standard, not state control, the ‘key for teacher training’
Teacher training must throw off the binds of state control and instead follow the lead of medicine, dentistry, accountancy and engineering with the establishment of a national approach to accrediting courses.
- One third of teachers struggle to obtain decent OP (The Courier Mail)
- So who wants to be a teacher? (The Australian – Op-Ed)
- Young students struggle with basic social skills needed for learning, teachers say (ABC News)
Recapping uni places will be ‘Stalinist wet dream’: Craven
Vice-Chancellors have rallied to the support of the demand driven system amid speculation some form of capping of places could come on to the policy agenda if fee deregulation is knocked back in the Senate.
- Call for Pyne to take leaf out of Morrison’s book on reform (The Australian)
- If Pyne’s higher education reforms don’t pass beware the Carr crash (The Australian – Op-Ed)
- Murdoch, Curtin and Edith Cowan universities ‘should merge’ (The Australian)
- Academics feel burden of teaching and admin (The Australian)
Report calls for tertiary education entitlement in VET shake-up
Vocational training subsidies would be targeted at the young under a proposed shake-up of the sector in which the commonwealth would take over full responsibility from the states for funding vocational diplomas with the states covering certificate IIIs and IVs.
- Business Council chief Jennifer Westacott backs call for vocational education funding reform (Australian Financial Review)
- Action on rogue trainers as diploma study loans hit $1.6bn (The Australian)
- Queensland training funds won’t be 100pc contestable under Labor (The Australian)
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