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WIL brings employers and tertiary sector closer

New web portal will make it easy for employers to find work-ready graduates Experience in the workplace for students will be easier to arrange with the establishment of a website linking tertiary institutions and employers. The national Work Integrated Learning ...

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Proceeds of mining boom should go to education: Turnbull

Connect with your alumni vice-chancellors from universities across the world are told It is critical that universities in Australia become genuinely independent and less regulated in a more competitive environment, opposition spokesman on communication, Malcolm Turnbull says. The eastern Sydney ...

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Universities welcome cash for the regions

Overall universities with campuses in rural and regional areas welcomed the budget provisions which they saw as government honouring commitments made in the 2009 budget. Doubling of regional loading, $500 million in the next Education Investment Fund (EIF) round and ...

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UK expert to handle ALTC transfer

Evans brings in HEFCE executive to help with transition of Australian teaching and learning programs to DEEWR An international expert has been enlisted to assist in the transition of programs from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) into DEEWR. ...

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How Sutton learned his lesson

There are no tribal leaders at the University of Wollongong, Annette Blackwell finds Gerard Sutton can deliver a tough message with soothing ease. The ease comes from a combination of personality and a working lifetime deeply immersed in the institutional ...

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Uni and union agree jobs deal

Details of the agreement between Macquarie and the NTEU reveal a compromise on core issues to suit the current environment. A conversion clause that allows temporary academic staff to transition to full-time jobs is a key feature of an industrial ...

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Productivity Commission data “flawed”

TAFE directors accuse commission of misjudging levels of teacher qualifications in public VET colleges The Productivity Commission included data from one undisclosed state in Australia, to highlight concerns about qualifications in sections of the TAFE workforce, TAFE Directors Australia say. ...

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