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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 | 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.  

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

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