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WA revamps training sector

The WA government has announced it will overhaul and rebrand its TAFE sector to prepare for a renewed resources boom on the back of the surge in natural gas contracts, the state government says. A new Department of Training and ...

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International briefs

German PhD scandal German prosecutors are investigating over 100 senior academics at a dozen of the country’s top universities on suspicion that they awarded doctorates to hundreds of mediocre or unqualified students after taking bribes from a firm of educational ...

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Apollo takes giant step into UK market

The University of Phoenix’s parent company has taken a toehold in the UK market, writes Lucy Hodges. A huge, private, US higher education company has established a foothold in the UK market. Apollo Global has just paid £303 million ($590 ...

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A matter of trust

The study of languages from primary school would engender understanding and compassion, writes Stephen Connelly. When I lived in Malaysia, my picture was often in the local newspapers, either on advertisements for the college at which I worked or attached ...

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The future of the humanities

Practice-led research is changing how we approach humanities research. Now we need to consider what this might mean for ways in which the humanities evolve in universities, says Graeme Harper. Universities in Australia and Britain discuss it regularly, though the ...

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Government’s corps promise

The federal government’s green training corps claims it will deliver a Year 12-equivalent qualification after just five-hours a week training over 26 weeks.tender document for organisations hoping to gain funding under the program. The government says the green corps will ...

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Getting a taste for Sartre and Seneca

Philosophy is popular – very popular – and then reality hits, writes Jeremy Gilling. Philosophy is sexy. It must be given the 400 or so first-year students who cram into lecture theatres at Macquarie University each year. Such popularity is ...

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