Archive for September 16th, 2013
Uni/TAFE merger to go ahead
By Antonia Maiolo | 16th September, 2013 | Front page posts, News, Top Stories, VET |
The state’s first dual-sector university was given the green light with the Newman government signing an agreement to merge Central Queensland University (CQU) with the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE (CQ TAFE). By Antonia Maiolo. Education minister John-Paul Langbroek said More..
Former UQ chief’s daughter given special privilege over 340 others
By Antonia Maiolo | 16th September, 2013 | Front page posts, News, Top Stories |
A report into a nepotism scandal at the University of Queensland found that the daughter of a former vice-chancellor secured a place in a medical course despite not meeting entry requirements. By Antonia Maiolo. Vice-chancellor professor Paul Greenfield and deputy More..
QUT VC cleared in whistleblower case
By Campus Review | 16th September, 2013 | Front page posts, Legal, News |
An internal investigation has cleared QUT vice-chancellor professor Peter Coaldrake of any wrongdoing after he dobbed himself in for revealing the identity of a whistleblower. Coaldrake reported himself to the state’s Crime and Misconduct Commission in July for naming a More..
Another way to work it
By Bruce Mackenzie | 16th September, 2013 | Analysis, Front page posts, News, VET |
It’s a good time for alternate approaches to lowering youth unemployment, such as the trade diploma. By Bruce Mackenzie. One of the imponderables of government policy relates to the future of vocational education and training in Australia. In just over More..
Where the middle road leads
By Nick Fredman | 16th September, 2013 | Analysis, Front page posts, News, VET |
Study finds age, field have biggest impact on effectiveness of mid-level qualifications. By Nick Fredman Vocational certificates have traditionally been tied to the trades, and bachelor’s degrees to the professions. What’s the labour market niche for those qualifications that fall More..
A moment that made a difference
By Stuart Middleton | 16th September, 2013 | Front page posts, News, Teaching |
A presentation helps one educator find the answer to a burning question about opportunity. By Stuart Middleton. A research report had just been released and after the launch I turned to a colleague and asked: “Do you mean to say More..