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News | 13 June 2017

AVREP is an initiative of the Department of Education and Training supported by the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam. This initiative aims to promote and strengthen the bilateral science and innovation partnerships at the institutional and researcher-level. Each AVREP exchange consists of a visit to Vietnam by the Australian researcher and a reciprocal visit by the Vietnamese partner researcher to Australia.

Three Vietnamese researchers who are Australia Awards alumni are funded by DFAT under the Australia Global Alumni Strategy.

Stories about the exchanges will be available on Australia in Vietnam in the coming months.

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Australian Researcher Vietnamese Researcher Project

Dr Long Chu

Australian National University

News | 9 June 2017

The Government and the public need to be assured that everything possible is being done to ensure students have the best chance of successfully completing their enrolled units, courses and qualifications.

The Higher Education Standards Panel invites submissions to this consultation process.

Discussion Paper on Improving Completion, Retention and Success in Higher Education

Attrition, Retention, Success and Completion Data

News | 6 June 2017

Pre-service teachers in Penang, Malaysia, tested different approaches to classroom science challenges
Pre-service teachers in Penang, Malaysia, tested different approaches to classroom science challenges
Teachers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, explored optics and colour mixing exercises using basic materials
Teachers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, explored optics and colour mixing exercises using basic materials

News | 1 June 2017

Student Information Sessions

Student information sessions will be held on the following dates and locations:

News | 26 May 2017

The department is aware that Careers Australia has entered into voluntary administration. Careers Australia advised the department that they have suspended all operations for now, but have not terminated operations.

PPB advisory has been appointed as the administrators to Careers Australia.

The administrators advised that they will be contacting students early next week (week starting 29 May 2017) to provide further information. 

If you have questions about the suspension of your course, you should contact:

Careers Australia Group Student Team

Careers Australia Group (Administrators Appointed)

t +61 7 3099 0203

e CAGstudents@ppbadvisory.com

PPB have Career Australia student FAQs on their website – these are available at:

News | 19 May 2017

Nathan LyonAffectionately known as Gary, the record-breaking bowler is known for his unusual journey to the top, balancing cricket training while completing a Certificate III in Horticulture (Turf).

Assistant Minister for Vocation Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP welcomed Nathan to as Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador where his apprenticeship journey began at Canberra’s Manuka Oval.

News | 17 May 2017

As part of the reform package the Government will no longer be proceeding with the previous 2014-15 Budget measure to reduce Research Training Scheme (RTS) funding by 10 per cent and introduce tuition fees for RTS students. This measure was previously scheduled to commence in 2018. As a result, the total pool of funding in 2018 for both the Research Training Program and the Research Support Program will be the same as for 2017, indexed.

The higher education reform includes a measure that makes changes to support available for Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens. This change will not affect the eligibility of Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens for the Research Training Program (RTP) or the reporting of higher degree by research student (HDR) completions to the department.  

News | 9 May 2017

News | 3 May 2017

The Australian Government has announced a range of reforms to improve the higher education sector. These reforms will deliver a more sustainable sector, more choices for students and increase transparency and accountability in higher education. For more information visit the Higher Education Reform Package webpage.

News | 1 May 2017

The grants are paid to institutions to support undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training (VET) students to undertake an overseas study experience as part of their Australian qualification. The program also supports a small number of overseas students to undertake semester exchange programs in Australia.

Expanding education links between Australia and the world through student mobility is a key priority of the Australian Government’s National Strategy for International Education 2025.

Over 2700 grants are expected to be available under the 2018 EMG round.

Applications will close on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

News | 1 May 2017

A new online platform launched in Melbourne this week will give students access to their authentic digital academic records anytime, anywhere so they can share them with whoever they choose.

My eQuals, by the Digital Student Data Project, is an innovative solution to address qualifications fraud.

The platform is currently being implemented in a staged approach across 45 participating universities, thirty-seven from Australia and eight from New Zealand.

The University of Melbourne, Monash University and Griffith University in Australia and the University of Auckland in New Zealand are currently using My eQuals.

In a mobile world, institutions and employers need to be able to verify that qualifications of potential students or employees are authentic.  

That’s where My eQuals comes in.  It will empower students to move quickly on education and employment opportunities at home and...

News | 1 May 2017

As part of the 2014–15 Budget, the Government announced an ambitious package of higher education reforms to address the challenges facing the higher education sector. These reforms were intended to strengthen the higher education system and ensure Australia is not left behind at a time of rising performance by universities around the world, foster greater innovation in education offerings and to widen opportunity and access to support the growing diversity of student needs and aspirations.

News | 24 April 2017

High achieving postgraduate students and researchers from Australia and around the world who want to undertake an international study, research or professional development experience can now apply for the 2018 Australia Awards - Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships support Australia's first National Strategy for International Education 2025 which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia's role as a global leader in education, training and research.

The 2018 application round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships close on 30 June 2017.

For more information visit: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/endeavour

News | 18 April 2017

In the first national Employer Satisfaction Survey that directly links the experiences of graduates to the views of their direct supervisors, employers were asked to report their degree of satisfaction with the skills of recently employed graduates from Australian universities.

The survey found that in 2016, recent graduates of PhD and Masters by Research courses received high employer satisfaction ratings compared with other graduates across a range of skills [see Figure 1]. Differences were greatest for foundation skills1, adaptive skills2 and technical skills3.

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News | 11 April 2017

2016 winner of the Excellence in Language Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award, Isabel Osuna-Gatty and two students.

The Australian Training Awards and Velg Training are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a free webinar for LLN practitioners to address the selection criteria, and apply for, the 2017 Australian Training Awards’ Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award.

2016 winner of this award, Ms Isabel Osuna-Gatty and Mr David Tout, Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council of Education and Research and previous judge for the award will be on the webinar panel to answer your questions.

Key topics covered within the webinar:

News | 10 April 2017

On 27 March 2017, the Australian Parliament passed the Jobs for Families Child Care Package. This legislation gives effect to the most significant reform to the early education and care system in decades and will better target those who want work or work more. It will give around one million Australian families relief from out-of-pocket child care cost pressures and provide more children with the opportunity to benefit from early education.

Over the next 15 months, the Australian Government will implement a new child care system which is more affordable, accessible and flexible. More children will have the opportunity to benefit from early childhood education.

Parents and carers will have more flexibility to stay in or return to the workforce. Payments will be streamlined, with the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate replaced by a single means-tested Child Care Subsidy from July 2018.

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