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The Australia-China Arrangement on Higher Education Qualifications Recognition has been renewed at a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Mr Jia Qinglin, at Parliament House.
The Arrangement on Higher Education Qualifications Recognition supports greater student, academic and professional mobility between China and Australia, and enhances links between Australian and Chinese universities.
Chinese students comprise almost 40 per cent of Australia’s international student population, representing the largest group of international students enrolled in Australian institutions.
In 2010 there were more than 167,000 enrolments of Chinese students in Australian education institutions, making Australia one of the most popular destinations for Chinese students studying abroad.
The Australian Government has announced a review into higher education access and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
A new report from Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has highlighted the importance of the Australian Government's national reforms to early childhood education and care.
Applications have been called for the third and final round of the Federal Government’s Strategic Collaboration and Partnership Fund, part of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools program.
Australia’s leading universities have called for measures to address a 30% funding gap between base funding provided to universities and the costs of their core activities.
The Australian Learning and Teaching Council has launched two new projects looking at university professional development programs and how they are evaluated.
A report released by the Industry Skills Councils, representing 11 separate industry skills groupings, has warned that as many as 53 per cent of working-age Australians have difficulty with numeracy skills, and 46 per cent of Australian adults have problems with reading skills.
Australian children growing up in major cities do better in terms of their physical development and educational outcomes than children living in regional and remote areas, according to an analysis by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Universities Australia, representing Australia’s 39 universities, has released its commissioned Good Practice Guidelines for Enhancing Student Safety, providing a safety good practice frameword for students and staff, both on and off university campuses.
Victorian Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall has announced the allocation of $7 million for the construction of a new Regional Health Hub at Deakin University's Geelong Campus.
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) has published a report on the quality of higher education in Australia, calling for the development of a framework to guide tertiary institutions in maintaining their teaching and learning standards.
New legislation passed by the Senate has guaranteed the continuation of existing level of funding through to the end of 2013 and capital expenditure until 2014.