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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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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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MP wants national higher education strategy

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has endorsed a move to introduce a National Regional Higher Education Strategy. Federal Independent MP for Indi Cathy McGowan put the motion before the House of Representatives recently, and while it has the support of ...

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Battle lines drawn over education reforms

The federal government’s higher education reforms last night passed through the House of Representatives, but Labor still plans to block the bill in the Senate. Minister for education and training Simon Birmingham maintains that the reforms are essential for the ...

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