Pre-primary schooling for all children in Western Australia will become compulsory from 2013 after the State Government passed legislation through both houses of Parliament.

New results released by the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Reform Council show a ‘baffling gap’ in the engagement of young Australians in work and study.

A new report released by the Victorian Government appears to show a marked increased in the number of teachers entering hard-to-staff subjects, such as maths and science.

The number of Victorians in training has increased 31 per cent over the last year, with almost 680,000 students reenrolled in training positions.

The Federal Government has welcomed news that a number of jurisdictions will now work co-operative to fund additional medical internship training private and public hospitals.

RMIT has opened it’s new $80 million centre for design research and training, aimed at increasing cross-disciplinary collaboration with industry in Australia and on the international stage.

The Queensland Government has moved to reassure prospective TAFE students that it’s ‘business as usual’ for the state’s vocational education and training provider.

The Victorian Government has announced it will allocate a further $40 million in capital grants to be shared between 92 services throughout the state.

The Federal Government has announced $1.1 billion in new funding for preschool and kindergarten in a bid to ensure all children can access 15 hours a week of early childhood education in the year before they start school.

The Tasmanian Government has announced the winners of the 2012 International Education Awards, with State Minister for Education, Nick McKim, presenting the awards.

The Victorian Government has awarded the $26.5 million tender for the construction of the new Surf Coast Secondary College in Torquay to Ireland Brown Constructions.

The inaugural International Green Gown Awards announced recently have highlighted the fantastic efforts of the tertiary education sector in becoming more sustainable, with the University of Technology, Sydney taking out one of the top honours.

The Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce has handed down its final report, identifying key strategies to be used to improve the match between training and job outcomes for individuals and employers.

Social media giant has announced the launching of its new  Be Bold, Speak Up anti-bulluying campaign in Australia, with Minister for School Education Peter Garrett attending the launch.

Research efforts at Australian universities have been given a shot in the arm after the Federal Government announced a $360 million investment for a range of programs across the country.

The Federal Government has announced almost $10 million in funding for a range of new research projects at Griffith University, including creating a quantum computer capable of solving problems exponentially faster than any classical machine.

The South Australian Government has officially opened the new $7.3 million Anangr Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjtjara (APY) Trade Training Centre at Umuwa, aimed at providing opportunities for skills training and career pathways for young people living in remote Aboriginal communities in the State’s north-west.

The Federal Government has announced the opening of the $8.9 million Tamworth and Districts Trade Training Centre (TTC).

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