Austrade and FutureLearn.com partner to promote “Study with Australia” campaign

Austrade and FutureLearn.com partner to promote "Study with Australia" campaign
Austrade and FutureLearn.com partner to promote “Study with Australia” campaign
The initiative hopes to support international students who have been impacted by the global travel bans in providing access to high-quality online learning resources from leading Australian education providers to support their education and learning goals during the pandemic. The ‘Study with Australia’ campaign will be available until the end of June, allowing Australian higher education institutions and English language training providers to showcase their online offering across business, digital technologies, STEM, healthcare and teaching courses, to name a few.

Aussie EdTech Sector Booming

report released today by Deloitte and EduGrowth at the 2020 Universities Australia conference in Canberra has shown the percentage of organisations focused on corporate and vocational learning solutions has increased (from 24% to 38% and from 33% to 42%, respectively) since 2017. A shift that indicates future of work solutions are increasingly in the frame.

Calls for reform in the tertiary education system in Australia

Calls for reform in the tertiary education system in Australia

Australia’s dual-sector universities are calling on governments to implement landmark recommendations reforming the tertiary education system.  The institutions are advocating for better links between VET and higher education, and for both sectors to provide more flexibility for students in course offerings. 

Travel restrictions on Chinese students likely to have a devasting impact on education providers

Travel restrictions on Chinese students likely to have a devasting impact on education providers
The travel ban on non-Australian residents travelling from China has been extended by the Australia government. The measure that has angered the Chinese government and rocked the higher education sector in Australia, which has a heavy reliance on Chinese international students.   

Read more here:  https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/coronavirus-affects-a-third-of-private-tertiary-education-students-20200217-p541o2.html  

COVID-19 impacting on Australia’s education sector

COVID-19 impacting on Australia's education sector

According to Australia’s Independent Tertiary Education Council, which has members across the higher education and technical education and training sector, 10% of international students with independent providers have cancelled their enrolments and 24% have deferred their enrolment.

New Chair appointed to Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC)

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sector has welcomed the appointment of Emeritus Professor Tracey Horton AO as Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). ITECA Chief Executive, Mr Troy Williams has stated that the independent tertiary education sector is looking forward to working with the new Chair and AISC to ensure that Australia’s vocational qualifications provide the skills that students and their employers are looking for.

Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/industry-skills-committee-chair-appointment-welcomed/

Proposed changes to the education sector will give students options to combine vocational and university studies

The recently released review of the Australian Qualifications Framework by Professor Peter Noonan has recommended an overhaul of the system which oversees qualifications in Australia’s higher and vocational education sectors.