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Student bonus – how it works

There are two ways students can qualify for the Training and Learning Bonus. Firstly if, on 3 February, they were a student or apprentice eligible for youth allowance, Austudy, Abstudy or various other schemes including sickness allowance and special benefit. ...

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A $42 billion argument

$42 billion buys a lot of stimulus, for students and many others. It also buys a lot of politicking. When the stimulus package bill hit Parliament last Wednesday, the House of Reps stayed up all night to yell about it. ...

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The decade of higher education reviews

The importance of the Bradley review can’t be denied. But recommendations from two previous reviews have simply blown away in the political breeze, says David Battersby. The final report of the Bradley review of higher education is now with the ...

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Social inclusion and integration

Last month, Campus Review (20.01.09) ran two articles relating to the social inclusion and integration of international students: one connected to quality assurance at Adelaide University, and the other a more personal reflection from IEAA president Stephen Connolly. Both perspectives ...

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VET study also brings its rewards

University study has long been recognised not just as the pathway – in many cases the only pathway – to a range of professional occupations, but also as the key to job security, high earnings and even good health. Indeed, ...

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Packing a punch

The Australian Institute of Packaging has reached agreement with the Australian Management Academy (AMA), a registered training organisation which specialises in training for the manufacturing, processing, mining and quarrying industries, to administer certificate and diploma qualifications in packaging for the ...

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Which way TAFE?

TAFE is being increasingly divided as its workforce skills and student markets develop quite separately. Add to that resilient staff cultures and there is a sense of unease, says Malcolm White. One reason for the ongoing controversy about the role ...

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International news briefs

As talk about retention rises, US rates drop US colleges have in recent years been paying increasing attention to retention of undergraduates but the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that it doesn’t seem to be working. New data shows that ...

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