New higher education integrity unit to protect students and reputation of university sector
The Government announced the creation of a new Higher Education Integrity unit that will sit within the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), which will identify and analyse emerging threats to the quality and integrity of highe
Funding for The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program provides support for students in disadvantaged communities
… investment of $48 million in The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program has helped an extra 24,000 disadvantaged … … Funding for The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program provides support for students in disadvantaged communities … …
Work commences on developing Mathematics online teaching and learning resources
… successful tenderer to deliver the Mathematics Massive Open Online Courses (Mathematics Online Courses) and online Mathematics Hub. ESA were selected through an open …
Consultations now open: 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005
On 16 July 2020, public consultation commenced for the 2020 Review (the Review) of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards).
Mutual obligation requirements for job seekers to be gradually reintroduced from 4 August 2020
… From 4 August 2020, job seekers must be willing to accept any offer of suitable paid work and penalties may now apply if a job seeker refuses a job without a reasonable excuse. … Mutual obligation …
New resources for RTOs to deliver critical skills in COVID-19 point of care testing
To assist Australians facing the frontline challenges of COVID-19, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee has commissioned the development of new resources to support Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in the delivery of the COVID-19 C
New resources available on the Literacy Hub to support development of vital literacy skills
… Phase 2 of the Australian Government’s Literacy Hub was released on 3 November 2021, with over 200 new resources now available. The Literacy Hub, originally released in August 2020, supports … leaders and families. … New resources available on the Literacy Hub to support development of vital literacy skills …
Job-ready Graduates Package draft legislation now available for consultation
Minister for Education Dan Tehan has today released the exposure draft legislation for the Government’s proposed Job-ready Graduates package for public consultation.
Update: gradual return of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers from 4 August 2020
… Victorian job seekers Mutual Obligation requirements for jobseekers in Victoria will remain unchanged and no penalties or suspensions will apply for any jobseeker for not meeting their requirements. For more …
Work continues on developing the Online Formative Assessment teaching and learning resources
On 10 August, 2020 the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, opened the Online Formative Assessment Initiatives’ (the Initiative) virtual Innovation forum.
Dorothea Mackellar 2020 award winners announced
The winners of Australia’s annual Dorothea Mackellar poetry competition for school students were announced on 4 September 2020 at a special online ceremony, opened by Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, Andrew Gee.
Mandatory mutual obligations return for job seekers, excluding Victoria
… only) agree to a job plan apply for a set number of jobs each month agreed in your job plan participate in …
Submissions on the NPILF consultation paper are open
The university Vice-Chancellors working group have prepared a consultation paper outlining the proposed design and implementation of the National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund (NPILF).
Consultation open to support international students to upskill during their studies
The Australian Government is proposing changes to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) to make it easier for education providers to deliver a wider range of short courses to international students outside their
2020 Tuition Protection Levies waived for HELP and VET Student loans providers
Providers will have their 2020 Tuition Protection Levies waived for both the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and VET Student Loans (VSL) programs to further help the sector to bounce back from COVID-19