Encouragement for VET to organize sufficiently to made submissions to parliamentary committees. Also to communicate with relevant interest groups but tailor message to each interest group e.g. monograph series put out by the NCVER, keeping the message succinct. Also worthwhile to build up relationship with relevant journalist so that important issues have a public dissemination route. also use online methods as required. In Australia, TAFE staff may not voice opinions to the media wihout institutional permission, therefore onus on VET practitioners with privilege of being able to voice opinions (University researchers) should represent the TAFE voice where required. Issues around the status of VET / TAFE qualifications is one area where public opinion will take time and effort to change.
Following the presentation, a panel discussion convened to deliberate on Gavins' presentation.