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A BUPPP on the way to the work

One university has introduced an innovative program to prepare their graduates for the workplace.  There is growing pressure on universities and other tertiary education providers to develop strategies to meet the demands of business and industry for job-ready graduates. Defining what ...

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Sydney acts on ‘irregular’ job moves

 The fight over staff cuts at Australia’s oldest uni is heating up with claims that women are being discriminated against.  Sydney University staff who feel they have been forced to accept redundancy or reduced duties have been told by the ...

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Grattan report ‘flawed’

The Grattan report is seriously flawed in concluding that the problem with teaching engagement in Australia is due to too much emphasis on research, an Australian academic who has taught in the US says. Dr David Palmer a senior lecturer ...

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TEQSA assumes full powers

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) can now bring its full powers to bear on the sector, but its chief commissioner says wielding a big stick is not the goal. TEQSA assumed its full regulatory functions on January ...

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Cautious welcome by VET for wider HECS

A proposal by the federal government to extend HECS-style loans to some VET students has been welcomed by the sector, which has been lobbying for such a scheme for some time. Negotiations are still underway with the states and territories ...

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