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News | 14 December 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 | 14 December 2017

The Department of Education and Training engaged Dr David Lawrence, through the University of Western Australia (UWA) to conduct an analysis of the educational outcomes of children and adolescents with mental disorders using data from the Young Minds Matter survey, NAPLAN and parental information. The final report, “Child and Adolescence Mental Health and Educational Outcomes” can be viewed here. The report found that students with mental disorders (such as ADHD, depression and anxiety) have poorer NAPLAN results in all domains and year levels as well as higher rates of absence from school. In addition, the effect of mental disorders on academic performance compounds with socio-economic disadvantage.

News | 8 December 2017

The information was reported in the ANAO report for three schools which are part of Lutheran Education VIC, NSW & TAS and the correct information is set out in the following table.

 

Total funding allocated to the school

Difference

School

ANAO report*

Corrected**

ANAO report*

Corrected**

St John’s Lutheran Primary...

News | 29 November 2017

A new National VET Data Policy (the Policy) was agreed by Skills Ministers at the COAG Industry and Skills Council meeting on 24 November. The new Policy sets the framework for reforms to help students make better decisions, have a more complete official record of their training, and to simplify regulation for RTOs. It will enable reforms under the Performance Information for VET (PIVET) initiative, which will transform the data available to consumers, governments and regulators.

News | 27 November 2017

The National Day of Action calls on schools to put their anti-bullying programs in the spotlight, educate the school community and come together to say 'Bullying. No Way!'.

So far, more than 1800 schools have joined the nationwide movement as official NDA schools. Make your school an NDA school and get ready to Take a Stand Together against bullying.

The NDA is a positive day of action that provides a focus for school communities to talk about the importance of working together against bullying and violence. The NDA has a range of new and thought provoking materials to make the day a great success.

Official NDA schools have access to printed materials, including student pocket cards and parent information cards which provide tips on how to deal with bullying.

Register now! Visit the Bullying. No Way! website for more information and resources.

News | 24 November 2017

The VET Information Strategy will address misconceptions around VET and promote the opportunities that an individual can gain by completing a VET qualification. Its roll out will include a range of initiatives centred around a united tagline for the VET sector, real skills for real careers and promote a collaborative approach by stakeholders and corporate and community partners. The sector is encouraged to unite in their shared responsibility to help all Australians, particularly the next generation, understand VET is a personally, professionally and financially rewarding career choice – and just as prized as a university degree.

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 | 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 | 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.  

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