Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - July, 2013
Victorian TAFEs, universities and private training facilities can sign up for a $15,000 federal grant, provided to help companies solve current business challenges using the design-led thinking.
A principal in Western Australia is facing court on charges he burned down a school and the building that replaced it, in order to cover up a range of credit card frauds and thefts.
Independent school authorities have come out in support of the Federal Government’s Gonski reforms, after ironing out some concerns they had in meetings with Education Minister Bill Shorten.
Tasmania has signed on to the Federal Government’s national schools funding plan, leading to an announcement that the deal is past its tipping point and remaining states should get on board.
Engineers Australia has joined a growing group of professional bodies in opposition to the government’s proposal to cap tax deductions on work-related education expenses to $2,000.
A series of University talks from prominent leaders of various industries has been one of the highlights of the year for many students. World champion yachtsman, businessman, philanthropist and Monash University alumnus, John Bertrand will lead the high-powered gatherings to discuss the essence of great leadership this month.
Students from across the faculties were drawn to an inside look into the world of international diplomacy this week, as former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and Consuls General Niels Marquardt (from the US) and Nick McInnes (British) spoke at the University Diplomacy Conference at the University of New South Wales.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has extended the deadline for states to sign on for national education funding reforms, some states are using the time to voice concerns with the overhauled policies.