Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2013
The ACT Government has signed up to the Federal Government’s Gonski reforms of school education, with the deal set to secure funding for 62,000 ACT students.
VAGO hands down TAFE report
The Victorian Auditor General’s Office has handed down a report into the financial state of Victoria’s TAFE and Higher Education providers.
Government kicks off university red tape review
The Federal Government has promised to cut burdensome red tape faced by universities after it launched a new review earlier this week.
Grants to boost science and maths graduates
The Federal Government has announced six universities will be sharing in $5.2 million in grant funding to inspire the next generation of professionals in science, technology, engineering and maths.
NCVER to kick off survey
Over the next few months, more than 300 000 students will be asked to rate their experiences at a TAFE institute, private training or adult and community education provider as part of the 2013 Student Outcomes Survey.
TAFE Queensland gets the go ahead
The Queensland Government has announced the passage of legislation that will establish the TAFE Queensland as a new, independent statutory body.
Victoria outlines Auslan training plan
The Victorian Government has outlined its new plan for the provision of Australian Sign Language (Auslan) courses throughout the state.
Monash and Ballarat plan to go ahead
The governing Councils of Monash University and the University of Ballarat have decided to proceed with the proposal for the Monash Gippsland campus to join forces with the University of Ballarat to form an expanded, regionally focused university from 1 January
Queensland to build 10 new schools
The Queensland Government has pledged it will build 10 new schools to meet growing student demand around the state.
SA to investigate school registration reform
South Australian Minister for Education and Child Development Jennifer Rankine is inviting organisations and community members to provide submissions on new school registration regulations.
Fewer people undertaking training finds NCVER
The latest early trend estimates for trade and non-trade commencements show fewer people are starting an apprenticeship or traineeship.
$68 million for training pathways
The Federal Government has announced it will contribute $68 million to the formation of a new, industry-led pilot training program aimed at developing new training pathways into high-demand trade and technical occupations.
Government announces Indigenous education funding
The Federal Government will invest $659 million to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students over the coming five years.
Government commits to school funding
The Federal Government has committed to the $9.8 billion in school funding over the next six years in this weeks budget, forming part of the Government’s attempt to see Australian schools break into the world’s top five by 2025 under the National Plan for School Improvement.
$106 million for NT workforce
The Northern Territory Government has slated $106 million out of the Territory Budget for workforce development initiatives, a $6 million increase over last year.
Ministers sign off on Indigenous education reform
Federal and State Education Ministers have signed off on a new suite of education efforts to improve Indigenous education outcomes.
Teach them young to keep them safe urges Adelaide
Teaching school children a standardised approach to indtroductory safety practices would better prepare them for dealing with risk in the workplace, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Adelaide.
Australian universities ranks in the world's top
Australian universities have retained their overall ranking at eight position in the second annual Universitas 21 (U21) assessment, which compares and ranks higher education systems in 50 countries.
International students still happy, despite price tag
A recent survey of international students has found that their cohort is still happy with their experience, despite the ever increasing value of the Australian dollar putting them under increased financial strain.
One in five students skip meals finds survey
Nearly one in five university students regularly skip meals, while nearly 80 per cent of students have to work up to 16 hours a week to support themselves, forcing nearly one third of students to miss class due to work obligations according to a new Universities Australia survey.
$200 million for Victorian schools
The Victorian Government has announced it will inject $203 million for the state’s school capital works program under the State Budget.