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La Trobe first to cap fees

La Trobe University has become the first Australian institution to formally offer a cap on student fees in the event that the government achieves its goal of deregulating the prices universities can charge for degrees from 2016. The cap would ...

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Regulation loosens for VET providers, institutions

Reputable VET providers and institutions will be given greater freedoms to offer new courses and alter existing programs under the latest reforms to the sector unveiled last week by the industry minister, Ian Macfarlane. The minister said existing arrangements under the ...

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No end in sight

Refined video communication is taking distance learning to new heights; universities need to embrace this technology to maximise the gains for all. With digital technology such as tablets and smartphones continuing to infiltrate every aspect of our lives, together with the ...

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Senate inquiry into higher-ed reform

A Senate inquiry into the federal government’s controversial higher-education reforms will now help decide the fate of the Coalition’s plans, as a committee has been called to report back to the upper house by the end of October. The inquiry was ...

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Right place and time

Uni program improves job prospects with greater emphasis on practical classroom experience. Moving from the middle of a university lecture theatre to the front of the classroom is a big step for new teachers – and most graduates start their ...

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ACPET chief focuses on confidence

Building employer confidence in VET sector qualifications is the key to a healthy future for the sector according to the newly appointed chief executive of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Rod Camm, who was announced last ...

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Higher education reforms enter House

Parliamentary debate over the Coalition’s proposed higher education reforms is set to begin in earnest today after the government’s long-awaited legislation was introduced to the House of Representatives late last week. The legislation, which would cut government subsidies for university degrees by ...

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Tertiary think tank goes radical

A revolutionary tertiary education preparation pathway for school leavers and a reputation overhaul for VET sector training were amongst a range of deliberately radical ideas a think tank has floated regarding the future of higher education in Australia. The proposals – ...

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Check out what’s coming

If today’s trends continue, a child born in Australia in the next few years will enrol in university in the 2030s. What will tertiary education look like in 2030 – and even further out, in 2050? Thought leaders in the ...

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