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Universities adapting to uncertain economic future

Australia’s universities are facing an uncertain economic future, but they’re rising to the challenge of adapting to change in the industry, an expert says. Mathew Simpson, head of corporate markets and distribution – managed portfolios at FIIG Securities, addressed finance ...

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What attracts Gen Z students to university?

With rising costs of living and university fees set to hike next year, universities are under pressure to find ways to appeal to the Gen Z market. So what attracts the attention of our future university students? As traditional marketing ...

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International students falling behind in employment

International students contribute $19 billion to the Australian economy every year, but only 34 per cent of workplaces are hiring them. In light of these figures, Melbourne-based startup Outcome.Life has launched a campaign to highlight the strengths of international students ...

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VET programs open doors to skilled careers

The VET in Schools (VETiS) program has a high success rate of putting students in jobs, a new study has found. Conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), the study found that five years after participating in ...

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Curtin creates cyber security software

A new cyber shield developed by experts at Curtin University aims to prevent future computer hacking, such as the attack on the Census website recently. The defensive software, called the Probability Engine for Identifying Malicious Activity (PEMIA) uses statistics to identify ...

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Vic TAFE freezes enrolments over allegations

A regional Victoria TAFE has frozen enrolments for some of its courses after receiving a formal reprimand from the education department. The Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, or GOTAFE, confirmed it froze enrolments for its travel and tourism, hospitality and ...

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Qld academics among best in nation

Nine academics from Queensland have been named among the nation’s best educators at university level. The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) academics were each recognised as part of the prestigious 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching recently. Associate Professor ...

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