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News | 15 November 2017

To support the implementation of Australia’s first ever National Strategy for International Education 2025, the Australian Government as part of the 2016‑17 Budget has committed $3 million of funding per year to the Australian International Education: Enabling Growth and Innovation Program.

For 2017-18, the Enabling Growth and Innovation Program provides eligible organisations with grants of up to $250,000 to support the implementation of the National Strategy for International Education 2025. Successful applicants will deliver big picture projects that develop Australia’s role as a global leader in education, training and research and must benefit the broader International Education community. All projects are to contribute to at least one of the goals of the National Strategy and the Council for International Education priorities for action, as detailed in the program guidelines.

News | 15 November 2017

Australian International Education: Enabling Growth and Innovation Program 2017-18 Grant Funding Round NOW OPEN.

News | 7 November 2017

Back left to right: Cameron Turner, Dr Bindi Bennett, Dr Kate Markey, Guy Leedon

Front left to right: Nicholas Metherall, Dr Asvini Subasinghe, Penelope Godwin

In 2018, the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships and Endeavour Mobility Grants will offer support to over 3,400 recipients to undertake study, research and professional development overseas and in Australia.

The Australian Government’s Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships and Endeavour Mobility Grants support two-way engagement between Australia and the rest of the world. The scholarships and grants provide life changing opportunities for Australian and overseas students and professionals to access learning and research opportunities globally.

News | 1 November 2017

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Board would be an expert body with members nominated by the Commonwealth, states and territories and the non-government sectors to review and recommend improvements to the way Commonwealth school funding is distributed across Australia.

"This Board will provide a level of independent oversight of the spending efforts of the Commonwealth, states and territories," Minister Birmingham said.

"The National School Resourcing Board was a recommendation of the 2011 'Gonski Review'.

"Now that we've locked in a new schools funding system and an additional $23.5 billion so students get the support and quality education they need to succeed, we want to ensure all Australians can be confident that funding is distributed fairly and consistently and that the greatest level of funding is flowing to the students and communities that need it most.

News | 31 October 2017

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) restricted non-competitive grant opportunity application period is now open and will close at 2:00pm AEDT on Friday 8 December 2017. Go to Community Child Care Fund for more information.

News | 30 October 2017

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science representing the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science attended the meeting of the Council and spoke about the interface between their relevant portfolios and international education.

Council members reflected on the progress of the first year of the National Strategy for International Education 2025 and discussed the key challenges ahead.

A communique for the Council for International Education was released following the Council meeting.

News | 20 October 2017

Earlier this year, the Department of Education and Training commissioned PwC to undertake research to better understand the current careers landscape, including careers support systems and issues faced by individuals in Australia trying to make informed career choices. The final report, Careers and Skills Pathways: Research into a whole of system approach to enhancing lifelong career support mechanisms for all Australians can be viewed here.

News | 18 October 2017

Minister Birmingham, Nguyen Bui, and Minister Andrews
Minister Birmingham, Nguyen Bui, and Minister Andrews

 

SEAMEO is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1965 to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture. Australia has been an Associate Member of SEAMEO since 1974.

Each year, the Education Links Award rewards innovative projects that improve education linkages in the SEAMEO region and bilaterally between SEAMEO member countries and Australia. It recognises inspiring efforts to promote inter-cultural understanding and cross-border education partnerships. Proposals are evaluated on their innovation, practicability and originality, their scope for replication and expansion and value for money and sustainability.

News | 10 October 2017

Requirements for courses and students will be described in the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines, and the Government is now requesting feedback on draft guidelines and the process for course approval.

The sub-bachelor courses implementation consultation paper is available online.

The deadline for feedback on the consultation paper has been extended to COB 13 October 2017. Feedback should be sent to HEReform@education.gov.au

News | 5 October 2017

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) open competitive grant opportunity application period has been extended and will now close at 2:00pm AEDT on Thursday, 2 November 2017. Go to Community Child Care Fund for more information.

News | 15 September 2017

TheNational Code 2018 is a legislative instrument made under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and sets nationally consistent standards to support providers to deliver quality education and training to overseas students.

Education providers must comply with the National Code 2018 to maintain their registration to provide education services to overseas students.

Key areas for reform include:

News | 7 September 2017

The $60 million initiative was announced as part of the 2017 Budget and will benefit up to 45,000 Australian Apprentices, in providing intensive support to apprentices and trainees in the first two years of their training in industries that are undergoing structural change.

For further information and contact details, please visit the AusTender website - www.tenders.gov.au

The Assistant Minister’s media release.

News | 7 September 2017

Public forums are being held on 18 September in Guyra and Armidale and 19 September in Narrabri and 20 September in Dubbo, New South Wales. These public consultations are designed to hear from key stakeholders and members of the public about the challenges faced by students living in regional, rural and remote areas and to discuss new ideas and approaches that can help these students in school and in their transition to further study, training and employment. To find out more information visit the Independent review into regional, rural and remote webpage.  

News | 4 September 2017

This will protect overseas students studying in Australia and maintain Australia’s excellent reputation for international education.

The changes to the ESOS Act are not expected to affect the majority of providers that are operating with integrity. Rather, the changes seek to target the minority of providers who may act unscrupulously.

Education Legislation Amendment Bill fact sheet.

News | 28 August 2017

News | 22 August 2017

Public forums are being held on 22 to 25 August in Northam, Kalgoorlie, Bunbury and Albany, Western Australia. A public forum and youth summit will be held on 28 August in Port Pirie, South Australia. These public consultations are designed to hear from key stakeholders and members of the public about the challenges faced by students living in regional, rural and remote areas and to discuss new ideas and approaches that can help these students in school and in their transition to further study, training and employment. To find out more information visit the Independent review into regional, rural and remote webpage.

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