NDCO eDIN newsletter 41st edition now available.
Another busy month as the mid year term break approaches. I will be having a few days rest that I am very much looking forward to despite the colder weather. Having completed the annual NDCO reports it’s nice to know I will be returning to a revised set of planned activities to focus on.
This month saw a strong move forward with the Victorian NDCO’s fully realizing the intent to have an all of Victorian State advisory committee. The inaugural meeting is scheduled for mid July and I look forward to bringing you my reflections on the achievements of this initiative throughout 2017/18.
July is a lot about NAIDOC, make sure you check out the Koorie catch up page for some of the local events happening near you.
It is also that time of year when there seems to be an influx of staff changes in various program areas. To all those, too many to name here, that are moving on, thanks for your input and contributions to the sector. For all the replacements, I look forward to meeting you soon and I hope this newsletter finds its way into your in tray sooner rather than later.
Sincerely, Mark Cottee. NDCO region 15 Northern Victoria
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As I indicated last month, I have included some extra references to the budget although the main impact points regarding school education and higher education funding were already pre-released prior to budget night. I am also mindful of my comment that just because it was indicated in the budget, doesn’t mean it is real. Except for the bit were it talks about the NDCO program being funded (ha).
In other news, it has a been a big month regarding Aboriginal Affairs with a major focus on the talks happening at Uluru during May. Interesting to see a push towards treaty rather then recognition. This is something that Victoria has been contextualizing for at least the last 12 months.
One of the behind the scenes issues I have been focusing on through this month is the impact (issues and opportunities) of the NDIS on the VET sector. I look forward to bringing readers a comprehensive overview in the near future. Already I am seeing the opportunity for positive change in the sector for all and the crucial role VET/Further Education may play for all mainstream connections with NDIS.
NDCO region 15 Mark Cottee
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