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Careers experts don’t fear rise of robots

What will a reliable career look like in 2022? According to the Good Education Group’s 2017 Good Careers Guide, it will be in early education, special education, social work, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology. Though 30,000 positions will be ...

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Strong demand for soft skills: Deloitte

We’re not soft enough. That is, when it comes to our skills. That’s the conclusion of a report by Deloitte Access Economics, commissioned by DeakinCo, a workforce professional development provider. The report, Soft Skills for Business Success, found that demand ...

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IRU says demand-driven uni system working

On the fifth anniversary of the demand-driven university quota system, introduced by Julia Gillard’s Labor government, there are mixed feelings about its efficacy. On the one hand, Conor King, executive director of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), claims it’s a ...

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Budget is better, but regions need more: UON VC

Caroline McMillen is the vice-chancellor of the University of Newcastle. As the chief of a regional campus, she has a vested interest in promoting the interests of non-metropolitan Australia, centres that are often overlooked in favour of the bright lights and huge ...

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What the experts are predicting for 2016

We ask industry leaders what mattered over the last 12 months and what’s at stake for the sector in the year ahead. Improved graduation outcomes, funding clarity and the upcoming election are top of mind for industry leaders heading into ...

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