Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - April, 2011
The Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood of New South Wales has announced the education divide between urban and rural children to be a key priority.
Recent statewide testing has shown in Year 3 reading, one in 20 city students are below the minimum standard – compared to one in seven remote students.
University numbers grow by 50,000
The total number of students attending undergraduate university courses has grown by an estimated 50,000 over a two year period.
Northern Territory to roll out national curriculum
Northern Territory Minister for Education and Training Dr Chris Burns has announced a territory wide roll out of the national curriculum across all schools.
National teaching standards set
A new set of national teacher training standards have been set in Melbourne following the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs.
COAG releases literacy and numeracy assessment
The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) has released its first report into National Partnership Agreement on Literacy and Numeracy, providing an assessment of achievement against targets agreed between the Commonwealth, and the States and Territories.
Flinders University appoints new research leader
Flinders University has appointed Professor Jeri Kroll to the new position of Dean of Graduate Research.
Queensland scores "A" for assistance
Queensland has achieved it's literacy and numeracy targets for 2010, ensuring the state's eligibility for the first reward payment of $48.5 million from the Federal Government.
Economist calls for overhaul of school funding
A former Productivity Commission economist has called for an integrated system of funding government and non-government schools alike.
Call for submissions to Gippsland tertiary education review
The Victorian Government has called for submissions on ways to increase tertiary education participation as the first step in the development of a Tertiary Education Plan for Gippsland.
Draft Provider Standards for higher education released for comment
Draft Provider Standards have been released for comment as part of the process to establish the Higher Education Standards Framework that will be overseen by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
New Vice-Chancellor for University of Wollongong
Professor Paul Wellings, a former Deputy Chief Executive of CSIRO, has been appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Wollongong.
Productivity Commission begins study of schools workforce
The Productivity Commission has commenced the third phase of its Education and Training Workforce study which will examining the workforce of the schools sector. An issues paper will be produced next month, and the final report will be submitted to the Australian Government in April 2012.
Universities' contribution to economic prosperity "overlooked"
Higher education's contribution to economic prosperity is rarely discussed, even though it was the largest service export industry in Australia, according to Melbourne University vice-chancellor Professor Glyn Davis.
Responsible Futures, La Trobe University's first sustainability report
La Trobe University, Melbourne is proud to present Responsible Futures, which follows the establishment of sustainability governance and management structures at the University.
Australia-China recognition of qualifications renewed
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.
Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
The Australian Government has announced a review into higher education access and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Web guide to sustainability in higher education launched
A new web guide to sustainability in higher education has been launched.
New report reaffirms the need for early childhood reforms
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.
New research paper: Accessing VET Learner Attainment Data
The benefits of enabling electronic access to learner information for formal verification are addressed in a new positioning paper.
New regime for education in NSW
The NSW Deputy Leader of The Nationals, Adrian Piccoli, has been appointed Minister for Education in the state’s new coalition Cabinet.
Call for Asian language learning proposals
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.