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What the experts are predicting for 2016

We ask industry leaders what mattered over the last 12 months and what’s at stake for the sector in the year ahead. Improved graduation outcomes, funding clarity and the upcoming election are top of mind for industry leaders heading into ...

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Canberra now among world’s 20 best student cities

Melbourne has outshone Sydney and Canberra has held its place above Brisbane in the latest world ranking of best student cities released by university rankings agency QS. Despite recent tragic events in Paris, the French capital retained top spot in the index, ahead of Melbourne, ...

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Senate inquiry approves VET changes

Legislation to protect students from unscrupulous vocational education providers has been given the tick of approval by a government-dominated Senate inquiry. In its report tabled in parliament on Monday, the committee says the former Labor government's VET FEE-HELP scheme was ...

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Uni fee discounts for upfront pay on chopping block

University students would no longer get a 10 per cent discount if they pre-pay their course fees under a new government proposal. A measure abolishing the discount is contained in a bill introduced to Parliament yesterday. Under existing arrangements, as explained by the government's ...

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Australia all over ranking of top young unis

UTS led seven other young local institutions in the latest ranking of the top 50 universities worldwide less than 50 years old, giving Australia the most places of any country in the index. In the list, compiled by rankings agency QS and spearheaded by Asian ...

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Opinion: VET reform promises disappointment

Recent Senate paper builds up reader expectations of a robust effort to reform VET – but the Coalition’s minority report shoots down those hopes. By John Mitchell A familiar experience: you start reading a new government report on the VET ...

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Young workers can be cyber risk: SA study

Young tech-savvy workers are more likely to risk computer security systems than their less impulsive older colleagues, an Adelaide researcher says. A University of Adelaide study into different personality traits and computer behaviours says younger tech-savvy employees are more likely ...

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