Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2011
$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.
Productivity Commission calls for upgrading of VET workforce
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 calls for overhaul of VET system
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.
$194.2 million for ACT education
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.
NT budget announces $930 million for education and training
The Northern Territory Government has announced a $930 million education and training package in the Territory’s 2011 Budget.
Queensland Premier hosts roundtable on state of education
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has hosted a roundtable on international education with participants across the education industry.
Funding for Victorian students with disabilities
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.
Funding for Victorian vocational and training programs
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.
Victorian Government announces Budget package for education
The Victorian State Government has announced a $293.5 million initiative for vocational and language education in the government schools.
Federal Government announces family payments
The Federal Government has announced major increases to payments for family’s whose teenage children stay in schooling.
Federal rewards for 'great teachers'
The Federal Government has announced the country’s first national system of pay rewards for results in Australia’s education system.