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:

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.

Australian Researcher Vietnamese Researcher Project

Dr Long Chu

Australian National University

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


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 | 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.