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Torrens takes enrolments

Enrolments are now open for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Adelaide’s newest university. By Antonia Maiolo. Torrens University Australia, which is part of Laureate International Universities, a network of over 72 higher education institutions from all around ...

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SVP: Careful What You Wish For

After nearly two years the government has announced a series of measures which will ease student visa rules to improve Australia’s international sector By Phil Honeywood. So the word is out. After the previous Government prevaricated for two years, the ...

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Industry must be heard

The Industry Ministry has plenty to say about improving productivity, and the VET sector needs to listen. By John Mitchell. Most of the VET sector was surprised by the incoming government’s decision to hand the vocational education portfolio to the ...

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Goals require Olympic effort

The formula for Australia’s sporting accomplishments holds the key to greater innovation. By Michael Barber. It seems hardly necessary to stress the importance of innovation, particularly for productivity growth and, hence, future economic development. But whilst innovation is one of ...

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Strength in coordination

Providing better education and job outcomes for Aboriginal students requires leadership, teamwork and input from experienced hands.  TAFE institutes play a significant role in vocational training for Aboriginal students, but their contribution should be measured in much broader terms than ...

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Change in the era of globalisation

Conference delegates discuss pressures from all levels. By Kathryn Jones. Academics, researchers, policy advisers and industry leaders gathered at the 27th- annual Australian International Education Conference (AIEC), where the focus was on the global, regional and local influences on international ...

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A sector that needs to survive

Community-based RTOs perform a critical service for disadvantaged learners, yet they are in danger of disappearing. By Sally Thompson. The impact of VET skills reform on TAFE, particularly in Victoria, has been well documented and debated in Campus Review. However, ...

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Masters of influence

We asked you to name the most influential vice-chancellor in Australia; after tallying up the votes, your choice was clear. By Louis White  Who would want to be a vice-chancellor at an Australian university? It is a serious question. You ...

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University of Wollongong offers MOOCs course

The University of Wollongong has joined Australian massive open online course (MOOC) provider Open2Study, to deliver free online courses to the public. The first UOW MOOC which will run for four weeks aims to provide comprehensive research and science-based information ...

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