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Budget 2020-21: the sector reacts

The injection of an additional $1 billion for university research was the big-ticket item for higher education in last night’s Federal Budget. Announcing the education measures in the 2020-21 Budget, Minister for Education Dan Tehan said education would be critical ...

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ITECA CEO takes the gloss off new TAFE report

A new report has highlighted TAFE’s role in Australia’s economic success and warned that not investing in the sector will destroy our economy’s engines for prosperity, growth and equity. Authored by the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute, the ...

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VET review: Professor urges schools to ditch VET/uni dichotomy

A Murdoch University professor has criticised schools for encouraging students to choose between a VET or university pathway. Barry Down, a VET and student engagement specialist, says this dichotomy has become unrealistic. "The reality is that society requires smart workers and citizens with ...

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At an OECD glance, we’re an education mélange

The title of the 'Australia' section of the OECD's latest annual, education-centric report could be 'nevertheless'. This is because most negatives seemed to be counterbalanced with positives. For example, Education at a Glance 2018 revealed that while our university fees are relatively high, ...

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