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TDA Newsletter 30 June 2013 – The Scan

TDA Newsletter 30 June 2013 – The Scan | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
A new industry-led advisory panel will steer the direction of reform to vocational education and training (VET), the Minister for Industry, Hon Ian Macfarlane announced at the National Skills Summit in Canberra last week.
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TAFE AND HUNTER BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP ... - NBN News

TAFE AND HUNTER BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP ... - NBN News | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
After a challenging 2013, the Hunter Institute of TAFE says an increasing relationship with local businesses is helping to strengthen the organisation's future. Last year, there was a 75 per cent increase in the number of ...
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Student housing shortage damaging our reputation - The Australian (blog)

Student housing shortage damaging our reputation - The Australian (blog) | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Student housing shortage damaging our reputation The Australian (blog) While Australia's universities and private education providers have always struggled to match supply with demand for on-campus or campus-proximate housing for domestic students,...
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Comment: Should we follow the German way of free higher education? - SBS (blog)

Comment: Should we follow the German way of free higher education? - SBS (blog) | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
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Comment: Should we follow the German way of free higher education?
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Australian immigration say student visa applications up - Workpermit.com

Australian immigration say student visa applications up - Workpermit.com | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Australian immigration say student visa applications up
Workpermit.com
Higher education is Australia's second biggest export and the country could ill-afford to see it damaged. 'Streamlined visa ...
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Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education, University of Newcastle, Australia

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education showcases interviews with current staff, current students, alumni and community members to explore th...
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Melbourne Uni ties knot with French science agency - The Australian

Melbourne Uni ties knot with French science agency - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Melbourne Uni ties knot with French science agency
The Australian
MELBOURNE has become Australia's first university to strike a collaboration agreement with a major European research agency.
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Multiple inquiries leave TAFE sector in doubt - Sydney Morning Herald

Multiple inquiries leave TAFE sector in doubt - Sydney Morning Herald | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Multiple inquiries leave TAFE sector in doubt Sydney Morning Herald Pat Forward is federal secretary for TAFE at the Australian Education Union and a member of the National Skills Standards Council that sets down the standards...
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Start-up loan savings still on the agenda - The Australian

Start-up loan savings still on the agenda - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Start-up loan savings still on the agenda
The Australian
Higher Education ... Start-up loan savings still on the agenda Source: News Corp Australia.
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TAFE facing tough times - Sydney Morning Herald

TAFE facing tough times - Sydney Morning Herald | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald TAFE facing tough times Sydney Morning Herald Pat Forward is federal secretary for TAFE at the Australian Education Union and a member of the National Skills Standards Council that sets down the standards VET providers must...
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No Standstill Found in Global Warming or Extreme Weather - Scientific American

No Standstill Found in Global Warming or Extreme Weather Scientific American On the opposite end of the spectrum, widespread heat waves scorched Australia with record warmth and gave Argentina its second-warmest year on record and New Zealand its...
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TAFE turnover sinks offshore training - The Australian

TAFE turnover sinks offshore training - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
TAFE turnover sinks offshore training
The Australian
There has been change and upheaval at TAFEs, especially in Victoria, as governments push through reforms. In his 2011 ...
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Condensed concepts: A robust critique of Australian universities

Condensed concepts: A robust critique of Australian universities | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
In the conservative Australian magazine Quadrant there is a provocative piece Why Australian universities are just not good enough, by James Allan, a Professor in the law school at University of Queensland.
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TAFE NSW - 2013 In Review

TAFE NSW - 2013 In Review | https://www.tafensw.edu.au/about/news/news-131211-year-in-review.htm TAFE NSW Managing Director Pam Christie reflects on what has...
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Should we follow the German way of free higher education? - The Conversation

Should we follow the German way of free higher education? - The Conversation | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Should we follow the German way of free higher education?
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World works together for science - The Australian

World works together for science - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
World works together for science
The Australian
Australia's investment of 2.20 per cent of GDP is partly explained by creative use in industry of the R&D tax concession.
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Wealthy students fill new uni spots - The Australian

Wealthy students fill new uni spots - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Wealthy students fill new uni spots The Australian NCVER managing director Rod Camm said the study explored whether demand-driven funding, which now operates in higher education and is “rolling out” in state vocational education systems, had...
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TAFE bill will 'lay down challenge' - The Australian

TAFE bill will 'lay down challenge' - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
TAFE bill will 'lay down challenge' The Australian “If this bill is not passed and the Smart and Skilled reforms proceed as planned, the public provider of skills training will not survive competition with low cost, low quality providers,” Dr Kaye...
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Online push a boon for marketing - The Australian

Online push a boon for marketing - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Online push a boon for marketing The Australian Industry researchers IBISWorld, say the online education industry in Australia spends about 9.3 per cent of its total revenue on marketing, compared with an average of just 3 per cent across the...
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Victoria: canary down the VET coalmine - Sydney Morning Herald

Victoria: canary down the VET coalmine - Sydney Morning Herald | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald
Victoria: canary down the VET coalmine
Sydney Morning Herald
Victoria, which is ahead of the rest of the nation in VET (vocational education and training) policy reform, is feeling this most acutely.
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Lessons in online learning - The Age

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Lessons in online learning
The Age
Erica Cervini writes the Third Degree blog and is a long-time observer of Australia's higher education scene. View more articles from ...
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Turbulent times on the horizon for TAFE - Sydney Morning Herald

Turbulent times on the horizon for TAFE - Sydney Morning Herald | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Turbulent times on the horizon for TAFE Sydney Morning Herald Whereas the Senate inquiry has 13 wide-ranging terms of reference, the second House version has only five, with two relating to skills and employment; the committee...
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OUA free courses popular but silence on spin-off for paid courses - The Australian

OUA free courses popular but silence on spin-off for paid courses - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
OUA free courses popular but silence on spin-off for paid courses The Australian OPEN Universities Australia's free online taster courses have attracted 150,000 students in the first year of operation, but the consortium is staying quiet on how...
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Speech to Regulatory Reform conference, Canberra - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Speech to Regulatory Reform conference, Canberra - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Speech to Regulatory Reform conference, Canberra
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Equally striking were the different views within regulatory agencies about skill and training levels. The Commission directly surveyed chief executives of regulators.
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Asian Tigers flexing muscles - The Australian

Asian Tigers flexing muscles - The Australian | The Scan Daily | Scoop.it
Asian Tigers flexing muscles
The Australian
This presents both challenges and opportunities for Australians. ...
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