I woke up this morning and did my usual social media scan. Pretty normal day, really.

Today I saw a LOT of posts about the future of VET funding being uncertain.

AT FIRST I THOUGHT "YEH - THAT'S TRUE. THINGS ARE UNDER REVIEW."

BUT THEN, THE MORE I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, THE MORE I DISAGREED.

The reality is that government funding has never been certain.

It has never been without conditions.

Every funding contract I have ever worked with has had an end date and every one of them has had clauses that stipulate that the nature of the agreement can change with notice (in Vic, think about the dreaded SVTS notices that come into affect within as few as 24 hours).

So, whilst I agree that the future maybe unsure, the reality is that this is not news.

If you weren't worried about the future of funding the minute you signed the contract, then don't be worried now.

In a lot of ways, although there's a lot of discussion about funding at the moment, the reality is, that absolutely nothing has changed.

SO, YES, BE MINDFUL THAT THINGS MAY CHANGE, BUT LET'S NOT GET TOO DISTRACTED BY THIS. 

Should you make plans for the future and implement good risk management practices?

Yes.

Should you be more worried about what the future of funding will look like?

Sure!

Should we be surprised that the future of funding is uncertain and let this distract us from getting on with providing great training?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.