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Accreditation delays hold up innovation

The slow regulatory process by TEQSA and ASQA has put private providers at a disadvantage compared with public institutions. By. There is considerable dialogue at present around the impact of the new regulatory regimes in higher education and vocational education ...

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Disciplines doing more with standards

The review of learning and teaching has been a great opportunity for higher education but support is needed for it to continue. As a result of the ALTC’s Learning and Teaching Standards project (LTAS), disciplines across Australia have available to ...

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TAFE trauma: Baillieu govt $300M funding cut

The Victorian TAFE Association, the National Tertiary Education Union and community groups are fighting hard to get the Victorian government to reverse its decision to cut up to $300 million from the TAFE budget. While the Victorian government has set ...

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Room for improvement in management

Respondents to an ATEM study have called for a “good practice” site to be used for the development of leadership in higher education. By Geoff Scott and Linda McKellar. In 2010, the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) proposed a ...

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Macquarie stonewalls on staff review

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is planning to take Macquarie University to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal next week over its refusal to release a final report into a review of its support staff services. Both the NTEU and the ...

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ANU council endorses music school cuts

The future of the Australian National University’s music school is now being decided, with submissions on plans to cut staff and restructure the degree program closing last Friday. The National Tertiary Education Union has expressed disappointment at the university council’s ...

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Coalition and Greens support TAFEs

Opposition is increasing in Federal Parliament to the government’s reforms to vocational education and training. Louis White reports. The Coalition and the Greens are unimpressed with the Gillard government’s reform agenda to develop a more skilled workforce through the use ...

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The job of upholding standards

Associate deans and other faculty leaders are important in the disciplined approach to implementing and assessing academic programs. By Jonathan Holmes and Mark Freeman. No one would seriously argue that disciplines shouldn’t be the main driver of learning standards used ...

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Casual staff still unpaid at Swinburne

Hundreds of casual staff at Swinburne University have still not been paid for work they have done this semester, says the National Tertiary Education Union, and there concerns that the problem will occur again next semester. Charlie Saunders, an NTEU ...

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