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A comment on Bradley

The Bradley review does not preserve the status quo, but encourages choice based on value not price, says Conor King. The Bradley review poses the government a challenge: if it does not substantially take up the recommendations, what does it ...

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Minor tinkering will condemn VET

How far are VET policy makers willing to go in reviewing training packages? By John Mitchell. There is a growing unease among some VET analysts that the current review of training packages being conducted by the National Quality Council (NQC) ...

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Give us good generic skills

VET needs a good understanding of employability skills to build them into teaching and learning says, Kaye Bowman. As Larry Smith suggests, we need to develop and nurture a new understanding of generic competencies (CR,21.10.08). Employers would welcome this. They ...

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UC offshores 50 jobs to India

The University of Canberra is to axe 50 administrative positions and send the jobs offshore to India in a bid to save $8 million over four years. Vice-chancellor Stephen Parker told Campus Review, on 13 February the university council gave ...

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Rethinking the first year of university?

If universities are to take student retention seriously, the first-year experience must change, says Vincent Tinto. Many universities in the US speak of the importance of increasing student retention. Indeed, quite a few invest substantial resources in programs designed to ...

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Bradley review lacks vision

The Bradley review fails to provide a framework of a higher education system that nurtures excellence and promotes diversity while encouraging access and equity, says Frederick G Hilmer. Australian universities warmly welcomed the Rudd Government’s commitment to an education revolution ...

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Implement Bradley basics now – but not vouchers

The government should immediately implement the key Bradley review recommendations to increase funding for teaching, research and student income support, according to the peak university body. While more discussion is needed on fine policy detail, this shouldn’t prevent the government ...

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Tougher going for graduates in 2009 and beyond

Employment prospects for graduates are getting tougher as the economic crisis bites, with no improvement in the situation likely until well into 2010. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents to a Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) survey of 306 graduate employers ...

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