‘It was them, not me’: VET System responsibility and sustainability

'It was them, not me': VET System Sustainability? Adults in charge?

As I see it; I don’t have to answer that; It was them not me; It should have been them not me; They should, not me; They should have, not me; They could, not me; They should, not me; etc.

Australian Qualifications and Skills Authority actions: http://bit.ly/1DhvCEy 

Hardly a sustainable VET System model. Hardly a responsible RTO approach.

The phrase caveat emptor arises from the fact that buyers often have less information about the good or service they are purchasing, while the seller has more information. Defects in the good or service may be hidden from the buyer, and only known to the seller. Thus, the buyer should beware. This is called information asymmetry. (Wikipedia). However, conveniently “passing the buck” is likely to backfire under Law –

On 1 January 2011 the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) commenced.

The ACL replaces provisions in 20 national, State and Territory Acts. For transactions that occurred up to 31 December 2010, the previous national, State or Territory consumer laws will continue to apply and will continue to be enforced and administered by the relevant national, State and Territory consumer agency. Guidance about the implied warranties and conditions regime under the Trade Practices Act 1974 that applies to goods and services bought before 1 January 2011 is provided on the ACCC website.

“These abuses include qualifications being issued to students who have no demonstrable skills, providers claiming government funding for non-existent training delivery and poor oversight of third parties delivering training,” he said. “This year alone, around 2,500 students have had their substandard qualifications recalled, highlighting the need to dramatically improve quality assurance for government funded training. A further 3,000 students may face a similar outcome with investigations currently under way into their qualifications.” Minister for Training and Skills, Victoria, Steve Herbert. (The Australian http://tinyurl.com/ot2z76w)

A review of quality assurance in Victoria’s vocational education and training (VET) system has been launched to crack down on low-quality providers. Terms of Reference: http://tinyurl.com/oa7peeo


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