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Minister on roadshow for VET FEE-HELP reform

Senator Scott Ryan, the minister for vocational education and skills, has embarked on a six-city roadshow to consult and discuss ways to improve the deeply flawed VET FEE-HELP scheme. Kicking off in Perth, Ryan is visiting Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. ...

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AIPE targeted poor, disabled students with false claims: ACCC

The Australian Institute of Professional Education (AIPE) "made false or misleading representations and engaged in unconscionable conduct", including the targeting of socially disadvantaged people and the intellectually disabled, in promoting vocational higher education courses covered by the federal government's troubled ...

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It’s a bachelor of serious games – seriously

Professor Peter van Onselen's question is so simple, it's only one word long: Seriously? pic.twitter.com/Wg9UJkFCQk — Peter van Onselen (@vanOnselenP) March 29, 2016 The University of Western Australia politics professor, federal Senate expert, columnist for The Australian, Sky News presenter ...

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Expert group named to allocate $150m for research

Academics, executives and scientists from leading universities, institutions and industry have been named to the Commonwealth Government's Expert Working Group to guide the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, a federal plan worth $150 million a year. This is a decade-long program. The chairman of ...

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Australian unis celebrate QS course rankings

Universities around Australia are crowing today at news that they have placed highly in the QS global rankings of courses. University of Melbourne vice-chancellor professor Glyn Davis was pleased to note significant improvement in UniMelb's performance across the board. “We’ve ...

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