$200 million for students with disabilities

The Federal Government has announced a $200 million fund for students with disabilities in the 2011-2012 Budget.

The funding is expected to go towards initiatives such as speech therapy,  teacher training, health support staff and audio-visual materials.

The Productivity Commission has released its research report on the Australia's Vocational Education and Training (VET) workforce, finding that there are significant shortcomings which need to be addressed.

Skills Australia has released a major report on the future for vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, outlining a series of recommended reforms for the organisation and funding of the VET sector.

The ACT Government has announced a total of $194.2 million in new education funding in the state’s 2011 Budget, brining the total level of Territory education funding to $834.7 in the 2011-12 year.

The Northern Territory Government has announced a $930 million education and training package in the Territory’s 2011 Budget.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has hosted a roundtable on international education with participants across the education industry.

Victorian Education Minister Martin Dixon has announced a $20 million boost in 2011-12 and $44 million in 2012-13 to support students with disabilities, brining the total State Government funding in the area to $156 million.

Victorian Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall has announced a $157.8 million funding package in the State Budget for students enrolled in vocational education and training programs including apprenticeships and traineeships.

The Victorian State Government has announced a $293.5 million initiative for vocational and language education in the government schools.

The Federal Government has announced major increases to payments for family’s whose teenage children stay in schooling.

The Federal Government has announced the country’s first national system of pay rewards for results in Australia’s education system.

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