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NSW apprenticeships get a makeover

Changes made to the state’s apprenticeship system aim to make it more responsive to the demands of the workplace, skills minister John Barilaro says. The new laws governing NSW apprenticeships were drafted and passed by parliament in the form of ...

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Researchers use artificial sleep to help elderly

Researchers investigating how the brain could be made more resistant to age-related decline have found that the key is sleep. The University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences researcher, Dr Martin Sale, said artificially boosting sleep-like brain activity ...

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Fight to save habitat trees at UNE

Students and staff at the University of New England have reacted strongly against the decision to remove 78 native trees from the campus, and are calling for the demolition to cease immediately. Contractors began removing the first of the trees on ...

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UNSW tackles gender imbalance

The University of New South Wales aims to smash gender imbalance in engineering by bringing the number of females enrolled in the degree up to 30 per cent by 2020. As part of the initiative, more than 100 girls from ...

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Employment prospects high for health grads

Medicine and health graduates are the most likely to find employment, a new report has found, while those who study creative arts, psychology, humanities or communications are at the bottom of the employment ladder. The figures come from the 2017 Graduate ...

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New plan aims to build rural workforce

Education institutions need to ensure that more medical students come from rural backgrounds, or are required to complete training in rural areas, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says. The proposal forms part of a document released today, which puts forward ...

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Graduates don’t rate degrees important for jobs

Contention surrounds the latest Employer Satisfaction Survey, which has put the importance of university degrees into question. The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching survey released today revealed that while employers remain highly satisfied with graduates, at least half of ...

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