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VET Review

Summary: 

On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Senator; the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, announced the Hon Steven Joyce will undertake a review into the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system.

The report will be delivered to the Government in March 2019.

For students

Summary: 

Various schooling links and resources have been collated to support students during their schooling years, as well as their transition to further study or the workforce.

For parents

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Various schooling links and resources have been collated to help parents access the information they need during their child's schooling years.

For schools

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Various schooling links and resources have been collated to help teachers, principals and parents access the information they need to support students and the school community.

Supporting more women into STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) National Research Internships Program (NRIP)

Summary: 

The Australian Government is providing $28.2 million over four years (from 2016-17 to 2019-20) to the NRIP, expanding the existing Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) PhD internships program to a nationally-scaled program. The NRIP objectives are to:

  • support 1400 new industry-based internships for PhD researchers, with a focus on supporting more women in science, technology, engineering, or mathematical (STEM) disciplines
  • provide PhD students with the opportunity to work with an industry partner on a research project and apply their knowledge in the workforce
  • encourage greater collaboration between industry and universities

Teaching and Learning

Summary: 

The Australian Government is committed to supporting students—particularly those who need additional help or experience disadvantage—to participate in education, and move from school into the workforce to lead productive lives.

Quality Schools fact sheets

Summary: 

The Australian Government is delivering new school funding and reform arrangements. To explain the reforms in more detail the following information is available.

The fact sheets below detail the Quality Schools package, including how the changes come into effect and what it means for the future.  

Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia

Summary: 

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia provides opportunities for 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to undertake study, training and internships in South Australia. The scholarships will be offered through two application rounds and are provided in alignment with industries in which there are growth opportunities and skills needs. Eligible programs of study include certificate III through to PhD level.

VET Student Loans

Summary: 

VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme. The VET Student Loans program offers greater protection for students and focuses on courses that address industry needs, creating better opportunities for employment. VET Student Loans offers income contingent loan support to eligible students studying certain diploma level and above vocational education and training qualifications. Eligible students are entitled for loans up to a capped amount.

Skills support for individuals

Summary: 

Australia’s national training system supports over three million students annually to gain the skills to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment. This includes new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

Find out about the courses and assistance available to help you undertake skills training through the links below.

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

Summary: 

NCRIS is a national network of world-class research infrastructure projects that support high-quality research that will drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy more broadly. Projects support strategically important research through which Australian researchers and their international partners can address key national and global challenges.

Jobs at the Department of Education and Training

Summary: 

The Department of Education and Training offers career opportunities in a department that brings together people, policies and programs to support the Australian Government’s initiatives including access to quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

View current Department of Education and Training Vacancies

Australian Curriculum

Summary: 

Australia has a national curriculum, the Australian Curriculum, which provides schools, teachers, parents, students, and the community with a clear understanding of what students should learn, regardless of where they live or what school system they are in.

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