The South Australian Government has introduced legislation before the State Parliament that will see TAFE SA established as a single statutory authority.

State Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister, Tom Kenyon, said the legislation will aim to modernise governance arrangements, thereby allowing TAFE SA to operate in a more commercial and competitive environment.

“TAFE SA will become even more responsive to market needs by providing greater commercial autonomy and accountability through a Board of Directors, as well as flexibility and independence from government processes,” Mr Kenyon said.

The Federal Government has launched MyUniversity, the first online service that allows potential students to compare and contrast different universities and the courses they offer.

Parliamentary Secretary for School Education, Senator Jacinta Collins, launched the second phase of the Gillard Government’s Positive Partnerships to provide classroom and family support for students with autism.

The Australian Government’s Stronger Futures package will provide children in the Northern Territory a $583 million investment over 10 years after Aboriginal people telling the Government that education is a priority.

Swinburne University of Technology has awarded Baulderstone the $70 million contract for the construction of the university’s Advanced Manufacturing Centre.

$41 million in funding is being allocated to up to 29,000 Queensland school students with disabilities. The Gillard Governement’s More Support for Students with Disabilities initiative will provide greater access to classroom support and specialized equipment.

The Victorian Government has unveiled a new model for industry engagement which will aim to ensure employers’ and industries’ training needs are better met.

The Western Australian Government’s pay offer has been accepted by the state’s  27,000 teachers and school administrators after they voted in favour of the December agreement.

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