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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.

News | 14 July 2017

The ELICOS Standards are guidelines for regulatory authorities to make decisions for providers to be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) under the Education Services for Overseas Students legislative framework.

Proposed changes include changing the definition of courses to bring all intensive English language courses registered on CRICOS within the scope of the ELICOS Standards.

Key areas for revision include:

News | 5 July 2017

The implementation plan is available at: https://www.education.gov.au/admissions-transparency-implementation-working-group-0

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.

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