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Pure gold: journey to the Olympics

Getting high achievers to the Olympics is never easy and increasingly science is the key to getting athletes onto the podium. Now Australian science faculties are helping young thinkers perform in their own Olympics – the International Science Olympiads. This ...

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Trades commencements take a tumble

VET apprentice and trainee commencements in the March quarter were down nearly 8 per cent on the corresponding period in 2008, with commencements in the traditional trades falling dramatically by 21.9 per cent. The latest apprentice and trainee data from ...

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SCD an enduring federation: AUQA

It sounds a bit like the former Yugoslavia: one audit, one provider, nine colleges across seven religions (plus one interdenominational), six jurisdictions across two countries, and 13 awards across two sectors. On the evidence of the Australian Universities Quality Agency’s ...

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What’s a PhD worth?

The debate over whether undergraduates should contribute to the cost of their studies is done and dusted. It is now generally accepted that because university studies benefit the graduate, their employer and society at large, all should pay – ideally ...

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Lessons in skills development

While Australia is becoming increasingly sophisticated in its approaches to workforce skills development, Scotland holds some salient clues to dealing with one of the more entrenched issues of workforce development. Ewart Keep, professor of social sciences at the University of ...

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Vets need to like people too

Ask a first year student why they chose veterinary science and, more than likely, they’ll tell you they love animals. “That gets them halfway there,” says Jon Hill. “But they need to be able to deal with people as skilfully ...

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Report urges caution on skills and migration

Australia should not be turning the skilled migration tap off and on, despite the global financial crisis, a visiting expert on migration policy has warned. Dr Khalid Koser, director of the new threats and security program at the Geneva Centre ...

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