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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.