Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - March, 2012
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has warned that overskilling is continuing to persist in the education sector
The centre released The Persistence of overskilling and its effects on wages, examining the effects of overskilling on school, vocational education and training and university graduates over several years and its impact on their wages.
The report found that overskilling is persistent, and individuals who have been overskilled in the past three years are significantly more likely to hold a job where they are overskilled than their peers who are in positions where they making full use of their skill set.
The New South Wales Government has announced it will fund the employment of an additional 200 full-time teachers to target underperformance in literacy and numeracy across government and non-government schools.
The Federal Government has opened the detailed modeling tool used by the Gonski Review of School Funding to state and territory governments, non-government schools and school education unions.
The Australian National University (ANU) has published a longitudinal study of teacher stress and wellbeing, involving 679 high school teachers from across Australia, Norway and international schools worldwide.
The Federal Government has announced it will allow schools in the ACT greater control over managing budgets and the recruitment of teachers under a joint initiative between the Federal and Territory governments.
The ACTU has announced it will launch one of the biggest test cases in recent years by applying to Fair Work Australia to establish a new, fairer safety net for apprentices. It maintains that apprentice wages need to be urgently lifted to give young people a pathway to a secure job and to ensure Australia continues to have a skilled workforce.
Recent research by the University of Sydney has found that many trade apprentices are living on a wage that falls below the poverty line, with many wages barely higher than the unemployment benefit.
A national survey conducted by researchers at Monash University’ Faculty of Education has shown that Australia's school principals work long hours and are more likely to experience physical violence than the general workforce.
The Federal Government has urged the New South Wales and Victorian Governments to ‘see sense’ and provide transport concessions for their international students.
The Victorian Government has announced a series of grants worth up to $10,000 to assist students complete a Chinese learning course in the Jiangsu province of China with the launch of the Hamer Scholarships program.
The New South Wales Government has recognised fifty-four high achieving international students with an annual award presentation held at the NSW State Parliament House.
The Federal Government has passed its Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Bill 2011 through the Federal Parliament, which is designed to protect Australia’s international education sector from possible education provider closures.
The Tasmanian Government has released the latest Tasmanian Skills Strategy Report Card, which measures and reports on the progress of the implementation of the strategy.