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Tailor-made scenarios to update training targets

Skills Australia develops scenarios to get a handle on how universities and VET will contribute to the nation’s future workforce.Australia’s unique standing in the world economy is behind a major revision of future training needs by the government’s chief workforce-planning ...

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Budget: VET's time has come

Higher education stakeholders are treading water on Budget eve The fortunes of the vocational education and training sector are expected to shine in an otherwise lacklustre status quo outcome for higher education in this year's federal Budget. Amid the final ...

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Call for reform in the humanities

Not everyone agrees with John Armstrong’s opinion that knowledge can be shaped in the marketplace writes Annabel McGilvray The humanities must wake from their own dogmatic slumbers and look to the marketplace of ideas in order to save their subsidised ...

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Dawkins’ masters voice

There is confusion within the sector about just what role the AQF will play as part of the threshold standards of the yet-to-be legislated TESQA. "Masters Degree (Extended)" will be the new formal label for what are commonly called professional ...

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Nervousness over research ratings

University departments are grooming research outputs to boost ERA Some schools and departments in Australia’s most prestigious universities are quietly adjusting the focus of their research in order to be better placed in the Excellence for Research in Australia ratings ...

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