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NCVER launches 20 year snapshot of VET

In an Australian first, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released an interactive timeline of Australia’s VET policies, programs and initiatives over the past two decades. The 20-year-snapshot of the nation’s vocational training history was developed to ...

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A philosopher’s post-Barnaby guide to apologies

Before #Barnabye, there were two apologies from the man himself. In the first one, delivered in mid-February after his affair went public, Barnaby Joyce took “full responsibility” for the dissolution of his marriage. “I’d like to say to Natalie how deeply ...

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Girls encouraged to study IT

ICT 4 Women will launch a list of the most highly regarded female tech speakers, in an effort to encourage girls into the traditionally male dominated industry. With fewer than three per cent of school girls likely to consider a career ...

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New UOW health precinct to create 2,000 jobs

The University of Wollongong’s new health and wellbeing precinct will include Australia’s first patient-centred health clinic to offer aged care, retirement living, research facilities and teaching programs. Details about the plan released last week confirmed that Lendlease would lead the ...

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WSU designs bionic voice for cancer survivors

Researchers from Western Sydney University have created a game changer in the global field of electronic voice research, which will be applied to help cancer survivors. For the first time, researchers have confirmed that prosthetics can generate a high-quality human-sounding ...

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Charles Sturt rewrites history of mathematics

Charles Sturt University (CSU) academics have rewritten sections of mathematics history by studying Indigenous mathematic systems in the Pacific. School of Teacher Education senior lecturer and researcher, Dr Kay Owens, led the study of Indigenous people in Papua New Guinea, ...

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RMIT joins the blockchain ‘revolution’

‘Blockchain’ is the word on every technologist, investor and academic’s lips. Hence, RMIT has just introduced an eight-week, online short course on the digital technology – the first university in Australia to do so. But first, block what? Exactly; that’s why ...

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