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Uncertainty the only certainty

It’s nervy times ahead, with an outcome from Saturday’s federal election still days away at best – and the looming possibility of a 75-all deadlock in the House of Representatives. The tertiary education sector, largely ignored in the election campaign, ...

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Politics trumps planning

With a hung parliament, the tertiary education sector is about to experience a protracted period of fragmented policy making. The election of a hung parliament ushers in a period in tertiary education where – more than ever – politics will ...

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Equity funding could survive under Coalition

How developed are your guidelines? That could be the key question for some key higher education programs if the Coalition forms government. The Coalition may be able to dismantle compacts and performance funding, but it will have more trouble starving ...

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Private VET “bigger than TAFE”?

TAFE figures have questioned private colleges’ claim that they’re now the biggest kid on the block. Private tertiary institutions have outgrown their public sector counterparts, according to their peak body, which claims new research shows that private providers now enrol ...

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Everyone will share our pain: ATN

Universities could cop $7 billion in “collateral damage” from policy measures targeted at other international education sectors, according to the ATN. Student visa restrictions have been given top billing in the list of problems facing international education, amidst the latest ...

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WA unions reach agreement

After 10 years, the NTEU has finally assumed representation rights for general university staff in WA. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has resolved a decade-long demarcation dispute in Western Australia, with the Civil Service Association (CSA) withdrawing from active ...

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AQF the “clincher”, conference told

The AQF could be the “catalyst” that binds disparate educational sectors into a seamless tertiary system. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) should fund the development of professional development material to help staff at schools, universities and VET colleges create inter-sectoral ...

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ATN demands separate visa category

Separate visa sub-classes aren’t enough to attract top quality international university students, according to the ATN. The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) is calling for the administration of visas for overseas university students to be completely separated from arrangements ...

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ACPET defends survey

Everyone knows private VET is big in international education. But it also has a much greater domestic reach than previously understood, says ACPET. The private college peak body has stood by research suggesting that private providers now enrol almost three ...

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