With Tanya Plibersek putting VET- higher education amity on the agenda people at Monash University saw a research promotion opportunity too good to miss. Late Friday the university issued a media statement, via AAP, about an Australian Research Council funded project on the effects of offering HE qualifications via VET institutions. Monash professor Sue Webb leads a multi-university team which will work through to 2020. Snaps for relevance it’s just that as news goes this isn’t new news, although Monash embargoed the release until this morning. The “vocational institutions, undergraduate degrees” project received a $395 000 Discovery grant last year.