The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications. The Australian Government announced a review of the AQF in the 2017-18 budget to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of students, employers, education providers and the wider community. A discussion paper was made available in December 2018.
In February and March 2019 the review panel held consultation sessions on the discussion paper across Australia. The review Chair gave a presentation at each session and wrote answers to key questions from stakeholders.
Stakeholders made 134 written submissions in response to the discussion paper and consultation sessions. These are now publicly available on the AQF Review website. Read more
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) recently released two reports of interest to training organisations and employers.
Government-funded students and courses 2018: This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system. In 2018 an estimated 1.1 million students were enrolled in the government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system, a fall of 1.9 per cent from 2017. Read more
School-to-work pathways: This study explores the school-to-work transitions of youth aged 16 to 25 based on the 2006 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY Y06). Five pathways were identified. While most young people in the study sample followed a mostly simple higher-education-to-work pathway or early entry to full-time work, the remaining quarter of the sample experienced a more complex journey. Read more
Work began on 10 July on the new Toodyay Sports Precinct. The integrated complex will provide a community and sporting hub for Toodyay's 4,500 residents. The $13 million project includes a hockey pitch, four multipurpose netball and basketball courts, four tennis courts, a pavilion with change rooms and an outdoor 25-metre swimming pool. Read more
And on 12 July Premier Mark McGowan and Bunbury MLA Don Punch visited Dalyellup Surf Lifesaving Club today to inspect the progress of the State Government's $300,000 commitment for a new home for the club. The works are set to provide the surf club with a brand new, 400 square metre home base, including equipment storage, administration space and a first aid post. Read more
The projects support the State Government's commitment to sport and recreation in the regions, recognising its importance in developing healthy and connected communities.
The State Government, Activate Perth and the City of Perth are marking the historic visit by English Premier League legends, Manchester United Football Club who arrived in Western Australia on Monday 8 July. The visit is expected to inject millions of dollars into the Western Australian economy over the 10-day visit. Around 100,000 spectators are expected to attend Manchester United’s games against A-League Premiers Perth Glory and traditional rivals Leeds United. More than 21,000 tickets have been purchased by fans outside Perth, including international visitors from more than 30 countries.
The visit has a dedicated website for tickets and schedules and other details – visit www.unitedinperth.com for more information.
Media statement - 7 July 2019 | Media statement - 8 July 2019 | Media statement - 10 July 2019