Capacity over quals

The TAFE Directors group reports Canadian skills expert Stephen Murgatroyd telling a Melbourne conference it is hosting that, “employers are not interested in diplomas and degrees, they are actually interested in what people do.”  This is probably why subject-only training enrolments are booming – up 19.3 per cent across 2016-17 (CMM August 1). However, it may not be the best news TAFEs with business models based on people completing certs and dips, rather than picking up a specific skill whenever they need.


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