I suppose everyone has either heard or experienced something that works in theory but not in practice, resulting in failure despite sound ideology underpinning the original concept and intent.

The introduction of the cane toad to eradicate beetle infestation in sugar cane crops must rank highly as the benchmark for this. The implementation of a National Training Package and use of Competency Based Training (CBT) methods to serve the building and construction sector may not yet have achieved ‘cane…