CQU’s new VC Nick Klomp delivered his inaugural address this week, in which he explained what a terrific job everybody is doing. But he wants to set-out how the dual-sector institution can do a better one – by breaking down the “cultural-educational walls” between higher education and vocational education and training.
“Educators have invented this distinction (but) industry does not care about the labels and our arbitrary educational distinctions – they just want the best job-ready workforce we can give them. If that’s engineering graduates with welding skills, let’s give that to them. … If that is beauty therapists with business and accounting skills, let’s go there.”