Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - October, 2012
Federal, State and Territory Education Ministers will provide advice to the Council of Ausralian Government meeting in December about the core elements of the National Plan for School Improvement, which aims to lift the Australian schooling system into the top five in the world by 2025.
O'Meara named top science student
The design of a novel vaccine that disarms the bad properties of chlamydia has seen Connor O’Meara take out the AusBiotech-GSK Student Excellence Award.
Aussie kids healthy, but room for improvement finds AIHW
The majority of Australian children are faring well in terms of health, but there is room for improvement for some, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Monash takes top employability honours
Monash University has been voted Australia’s best University from which to hire graduates for a second year running.
USQ signs research partnership
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and a number of China’s most prestigious universities have signed new strategic research partnerships following the release of the Federal Government’s Asian Century White Paper.
UWA opens new research centre
The University of Western Australia (UWA) has officially opened its new rural medicine and natural resource management centre.
Agreement see's new business education era
The Melbourne Business School and the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics have announced an agreement that will see the two collaborate in research and the teaching of business and economics.
Government releases Asian Century white paper
The Federal Government has released its long awaited Asian Century White Paper, detailing a roadmap for how the country can flourish in the Asian century.
MBA defends apprenticeship system
Master Builders Australia has defended the current state of the building and construction apprenticeship before a Fair Work Australia tribunal, saying that the proposed wage changes by the CFMEU will make it the system unviable.
Victoria promises TAFE flexibility
The Victorian Government has introduced legislation before State Parliament that it says will support Victorian university councils and TAFE boards in responding to future challenges and changes to the industry.
Government announces $400 million for TTCs
The Federal Government has announced an extra $400 million will be made available for trade training Centres (TTCs) in schools under Round Five of the national program.
Tasmania launches Adult Literacy Network
The Tasmanian Government has launched a new campaign aimed at improving adult literacy in the Sate.
$20 million gift to build new infrastructure management centre
Former CEO of WorleyParsons, John Grill, has announced a $20 million personal gift to the University of Sydney.
Australian universities in troubled waters
The time is fast approaching for a radical change to the university business model, according to a new report released by Ernst & Young (E&Y).
Evans defends research funding
Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans, has come out swinging in defence of federal funding of research and universities, saying that funding remains at an unprecedented level.
Further study brings further rewards
Australians who complete postgraduate degrees can expect to earn double, or $3.2 million, over their working lives compared to people with a Year 11 level qualification, who can expect to earn $1.7 million, according to the latest AMP .NATSEM report.
Partnership to form new economic research centre
A new partnership announced between Bankwest and Curtin University will see the formation of a major new economic research centre focused on securing the economic future of the state.
Government announces apprenticeship reforms
The Federal Government has announced a major overhaul of the country’s apprenticeship system, with Minister for Skills, Senator Chris Evans, saying as much as 21,000 apprentices will be recruited under the reform.
SA releases literacy and numeracy discussion paper
The South Australian Government has released a new literacy and numeracy discussion paper, saying it is an important step towards creating consistency in programs taught across the state’s schools.
Choose wisely urges NCVER
Students should always keep in mind their end goal when choosing between associate degrees or advanced diplomas, according to new report released by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER).
Low SEB parents fail to encourage studies
Parents from poorer families are substantially less likely to encourage their children to complete high school, according to a new analysis released by the University of Melbourne.