Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - November, 2012
The Western Australian Government has released its first comprehensive report card for the State's workforce development plan, finding that record numbers of Western Australians are enrolled in Government-funded training positions.
Nearly 60 per cent of Australians now have a non-school qualification such as a degree or certificate, a report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows.
The Federal Government has welcomed a new report that shows that more students from regional areas and disadvantaged backgrounds are at university than ever before, and more students are securing their first choice of study.
The Federal Government’s National Plan for School Improvement is set to become a reality after the introduction of the Australian Education Bill 2012, enshrining the Federal Government’s ambitious target of being n the top five school nations in the world for reading, science and maths by 2025.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is creating an unintended side-effect of narrowing teaching strategies and approaches to the curriculum, according to a new study released by the University of Melbourne.
Deakin University’s $55 million Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) is set to proceed after the Federal Government announced it will receive $21.5 million in funding under the Regional Priorities round of the Education Investment Fund.
A new report released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has found that ‘skill sets’ could be a key pnak in assisting the vocational education and training (VET) system meet industry needs.
The University of Ballarat has announced the formation of a new Industry Skills Centre that is aimed at bolstering apprenticeships and traineeships in the region.
The number of people starting apprenticeships or traineeships have decreased in the September quarter, according to new findings released by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER).
The Federal Government has issued a dire warning to prospective Victorian TAFE students, saying that the State Government's $300 million in funding cuts to the sector amounts to sabotage to the state's education and training sector.
The Federal Government has announced $31 million in funding for the University of Wollongong's Early Start - Changing Children's Futures project aimed at improving the quality of early childhood education and research, with an additional $7 million being contributed from a philanthropic donor.
The nation’s business leaders, academic experts and leaders in Asian education have joined Federal School Education Minister, Peter Garrett, at the second Ministerial Roundtable on Asian Literacy.
Improving the performance of the nation’s schools could deliver benefits more than twice the current annual economic output, according to an analysis conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Federal and Territory Governments have announced a $26 million funding boost to the University of Canberra in a bid to help it offer more courses, new entry pathways and access to the latest technologies.
The country’s best higher education teachers have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to education at the 2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching at a gala night at the National Gallery of Australia earlier this week.
The country’s top apprentices, trainees, training providers, vocational trachers and businesses have been recognised for their commitment to training excellence at the 2012 Australian Training Awards.