NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


The period up to the mid-1980s was, for the technical and further education (TAFE) sector in Australia, a time of relative stability and consolidation. A national TAFE ethos began to emerge, with state TAFE systems working together to develop national consistency on curricula, statistics and credentials. At a

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research has released its statistical report on student participation for 2016. The Australian government funded VET sector comprises 1931 training providers including 53 TAFE and other government providers; 381 community education providers and 1558 ‘other’ training providers. 1.3 million students were enrolled in the

While in Higher education, creative arts programs wait to learn their fate, those in the VET sector have already received the news that students in nearly 500 diploma courses will be stripped of access to government loans. . .