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Australia ‘needs’ international med students

International medical students should remain part of Australia’s “self-sufficient” health workforce ambitions, says Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand. Responding to a two-volume report by Health Workforce Australia (HWA), Medical Deans president Professor Justin Beilby said it was evident Australia ...

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Some complementary medicine OK: Dwyer

There is room in Australian universities for the study of complementary medicine, the co-founder of a science lobby group says. Dr John Dwyer, an emeritus professor at the University of NSW, said the Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) considered ...

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Accountants add up cost of sustainability

To meet future demands accountants will have to look outside traditional business to concentrate more on areas such as science, the environment and government. In Adelaide recently academics, professional bodies and the profession at large, gathered together to discuss the ...

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Spin, slogans, scandals and statistics

John Mitchell talks to a senior TAFE leader who says avoid the Victorian model at all costs. Skills Victoria’s experimentation with market-based VET funding is causing increasing disquiet, even among the usual supporters of such policies. Recent reports by the Productivity ...

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Concern over full-fee rural students

NSW TAFEs are increasing the number of full-fee training places they offer to plug a shortfall in government funding for enrolled nurse education, a federal senate inquiry has been told. Kerry Penton, director of the Riverina Institute, said the rural ...

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Apprenticeship must change:study

Apprenticeships should focus on a fair deal and recruit only the most suitable workers and employers, according to new research on why the system is failing in New South Wales. Undertaken for the NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training, ...

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Gong to Gujarat: Illawarra invests in India

The Illawarra region of NSW will soon be at the forefront of Australian education in India, with plans to start training workers in the state of Gujarat. It was announced last week that Illawarra Institute of TAFE and the University of ...

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