The Tasmanian branch of the Australian Education Union has announced it will support the State Government’s transition to a four-term year. 

The AEU has received guarantees of protection to teachers’ employment conditions including:

  • A Government back down on reducing teachers’ recreation leave to four weeks.
  • Negotiation as to how leave will be identified.
  • An assurance that there will be no diminution of entitlements to permanent, fixed term or temporary employees.

The Minister for Education and Skills Nick McKim said today that he welcomed the AEU's decision to accept the implementation of the four term school year for 2013.

More and more young Australians are electing to take gap years between the completion of their high school education and the commencement of tertiary education, according to recent statistics released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

The Queensland Teachers Union has rejected the latest enterprise bargaining agreement from the state government, the marking the complete rejection of the first round offering.

The Federal Government has announced it will provide $350 million to 39 child care training organisations across the country in a bid to improve access and reduce costs of quality child care.

The New South Wales Government has outlined its education spending for 2012/13 year, recording an increase in training and early childhood education of $383 million to $13.83 billion.

The Federal Government has outlined more details on the work currently underway on the recommendations of the Gonski review of school funding, including work examinging the details of the per student amount and the levels for loadings to tackle educational disadvantage.

The Federal Government has finalised the rollout of its More Support for Students with Disabilities initiative after allocating $11.9 million for South Australia and $1.9 million for the Northern Territory. 

A new report released by the National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has found that parents must do more to prepare their children for the ‘fiercely competitive’ internet enabled future.

The Western Australian Government has opened nominations for the WA Education Edwards 2012 that will acknowledge the stat’es best public school teachers, support staff and schools.

Victorian teachers and principals have announced they will follow through with their threatened 24-hour statewide strike as a spat over pay with the State Government intensifies.

The Tasmanian Government has announced the state will now have a single new public Vocational Education and Training provider, to be called TasTAFE.

The University of New England is set to become a regional mental health research hub following the announcement of a $4.8 million Collaborative Research Network (CRN) project.

Preliminary findings by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has found that the numbers of students enrolled in the public vocational education and training has risen for its fourth consecutive year to 1.9 million.

The Federal Government has warned ‘the clock is now ticking’ on up to 2000 Victorian jobs after the Victorian Government announced its plans to cut $300 million from the state’s training organisations.

The Western Australian Government has announced teachers working in the state’s non-government sector will flow-on benefits from the State Government’s recent Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with public school teachers.

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