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Deregistered Unique faces ACCC court action

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated legal proceedings against VET provider Unique International College over allegations the company made “false or misleading representations and engaged in misleading or deceptive and unconscionable conduct”. In a statement issued late yesterday, ...

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Public must be sold on reform’s benefits: Thomson

A recent federal government of higher education policy under the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull has injected optimism into the national debate but university leaders must bring the public with them in the push for reform. That was the message from Go8 chief executive ...

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Modern universities must empower students: expert

The increasingly global, connected, and mobile nature of student expectations means modern universities must overhaul traditional education models while better leveraging technology, a US expert has told Australian university leaders. Addressing delegates at the Financial Review Higher Education Summit in ...

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House passes overseas uni debt recovery

Australians earning good money overseas are one step closer to having to repay their university debts as if they were still living at home. The House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to extend the repayment system for university and trade ...

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New standards cut red tape

Universities have welcomed newly announced federal standards that will require institutions to give students information in plain English before they enrol. Also under the new standards, universities will be measured on the experience they deliver and less on filling out ...

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How to engineer a better STEM future?

Getting enough students into STEM subjects to keep Australia competitive will require starting early and focusing on girls. Linda Kristjanson interviewed by Amie Larter With the federal government recently spruiking the need for higher numbers of STEM graduates in order ...

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