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VET review: Professor urges schools to ditch VET/uni dichotomy

A Murdoch University professor has criticised schools for encouraging students to choose between a VET or university pathway. Barry Down, a VET and student engagement specialist, says this dichotomy has become unrealistic. “The reality is that society requires smart workers and citizens with ...

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Researchers riled by ARC funding delay

The Australian Research Council (ARC) funding announcement delay is increasingly raising concerns among researchers. ARC-funded projects are required to begin research on 1 January 2019. As the date draws closer, researchers are complaining that adequate preparation time is being compromised by ...

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Copyright Agency takes universities to tribunal

On Monday, the Copyright Agency commenced legal action against Australia’s universities. The text and image license provider lodged a claim with the Copyright Tribunal – administered by the Federal Court – after negotiations with universities over 2019 license fees failed. ...

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