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Women pay higher price for reforms

A training director fears that the student voucher system may result in more funding going to traditional male dominated areas.  Career options for young people are being reduced by Victoria’s vocational education and training policies, and the full, negative impacts ...

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Teaching the appy generation

Information and communication technology in schools must move beyond covering literacy and skills.  Over the past few months attention has increased on mathematics and science in Australian schools. Unfortunately information and communication technology (ICT) has been overlooked, not only in ...

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SHELL helps train oil & gas engineers at UWA

A new breed of engineering graduates from the University of Western Australia promises to lead the search, recovery and production of oil and gas into the future. For the first time, Shell’s “Introduction to Upstream Business” course has allowed 32 ...

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Industry and TAFE harmed by VET reforms

Ai Group’s Innes Willox says taxpayer-funded VET courses cater more for student whims than industry needs Many groups have voiced concerns about the continuing VET controversies in Victoria, including educators, students and local communities, but national industry leaders have been ...

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Best to avoid the past tense

The pro vice-chancellor for global reach and attrition prevention waits in the vice-chancellor’s office with the dean of job readiness, awaiting the VC’s return from a session with a Gestaltian therapist. PVC: Look; I think I got away with it ...

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Justice for all?

The University of Minnesota-Duluth is sponsoring an ad campaign to achieve ‘racial justice’, but not everyone is happy about it.   The Un-Fair Campaign, designed to ‘undermine’ white privilege in one of the whitest cities in the US, has received ...

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Modern chaplains must embrace the changing world

Multi-faith campuses and new technology offer real challenges. There is a rich history associated with university chaplaincy, which has evolved into a unique profession with its own identity and skills. This vocation continues to expand and diversify, with a growing ...

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SA moves in right direction

Victoria’s mistakes with vocational education and training can be a lesson for other states, especially for older workers. When one looks at what is happening in vocational education in Victoria, it’s hard not to picture a dog’s breakfast. In South ...

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The danger of losing scientists and historians

Something has gone wrong when, on present trends, we face a future with few graduates in some of the essential disciplines. Australia faces a national skills crisis as students abandon unpopular subjects such as maths, science and humanities in response ...

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NTEU puts brakes on casualisation

With enterprise agreements at universities around the country expiring on June 30, the National Tertiary Education Union has said it plans to target the increasing casualisation of the academic workforce in its next round of bargaining. NTEU research has shown ...

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