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Southern Cross, Liverpool FC pitch in for soccer academy

Southern Cross University has partnered with English Premier League powers Liverpool FC – scoring a goal for local school-aged soccer fans. The football club has opened its Australian International Academy; extending its global reach. Similar centres operate all around the world, teaching local ...

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Financial services trainers call for standalone degree

A major financial services educator wants the beleaguered financial planning industry to have its own degree, to help tighten up standards in the sector. Mentor Education Group, which styles itself as Australia’s largest privately owned financial services training company, welcomes federal ...

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QS ranks Deakin MBA best in Australia

QS Rankings has listed Deakin University as the best in Australia for online MBAs. Graduate employability was the main metric for QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016. This was followed by student quality, a program’s reputation, teaching quality, interaction between students ...

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Teaching degrees are uni cash cows: Dinham

Teaching degrees are used by universities as a cash cow and this can partially explain startling teacher attrition rates, an expert has said. Recent research from the Australian National University shows 30 to 50 per cent of teachers quit the ...

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Nose spray relieves childbirth pain: study

Women may soon be able to use a nasal spray for pain relief during childbirth following successful trials by an Australian midwifery researcher. The nasal spray analgesic drug, fentanyl, was shown to be just as effective in relieving labour pain ...

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