Key MP likes uni legislation but wants some changes

Key MP likes uni legislation but wants some changes
The member of parliament who is likely to hold the single decisive vote on the Jobs-ready Graduates Package of fees and subsidies for universities says she “accepts” the views of the government on the future of regional universities and vocational education, both of which get support in the bill.

VET is an equaliser

VET is an equaliser

For disadvantaged people with disrupted educational trajectories, such as refugees, vocational qualifications can widen access to paid jobs and enhance economic independence. But many still consider vocational education and training (VET) qualifications not as prestigious as university degrees. This is a widespread issue, especially in African communities. 


Read more here: https://theconversation.com/young-african-migrants-are-pushed-into-uni-but-more-find-success-and-happiness-in-vocational-training-145026

TAS user choice funding round open

TAS user choice funding round open

Registered training organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding through the latest round of the Tasmanian Government’s Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice), with applications now open. The fund provides subsidies through grants to significantly reduce the cost of providing quality training and assessment for nationally recognised qualifications.

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