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Victorian first round uni offers 2018

Down slightly on 2017 17 January 2018 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Some 52,973 Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) applicants received main round offers on 16 January 2018 for undergraduate courses in 2018. Since November 2017, VTAC has also issued 2,547 offers to international Year 12 students and 5,833 early offers. As a result, over 61,353 individuals have received at least one offer at this point, with several more offer rounds to come over the next month. Overall, this is a slight decrease from 2017. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… To date, universities have released 55,195 local offers, a decrease of 2.5% compared with last year. TAFE institutes have … [Read more...]

The Scan #179 5 May 2016

A few cuts, no frills 4 May 2016   |   The government has pushed consideration of proposed university reforms, including a 20% cut in funding, out beyond the election, until 1 January 2018.  While it has ruled out full fee deregulation, it has released an options paper, to guide a consultation process, canvassing a range of alternative fee measures which would still see substantial fee rises.  The 2016 Budget also sees an efficiency dividend of $1.2 billion on legislated dropped but the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program has been cut by $152 million to $553 million over four years.  The Office of Learning and Teaching has been abolished, with the resulting $18 million in … [Read more...]

International education strategy launched

4 May 2016 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… With international education worth $19.6 billion to the Australian economy in 2015, the government has provided $12 million in the Budget to fund the National Strategy for International Education 2025 released on 30 April. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… The strategy actually has 3 parts: The National Strategy for International Education 2025 itself, which reflects a “whole-of-sector” approach and sets out a 10-year plan for further developing Australia’s position as a global leader in education and training. The national strategy is based around three pillars: “strengthening the fundamentals” (including improvements to … [Read more...]

TDA Newsletter 2 November 2015

Prime Minister weighs into private training college scandal, while TDA calls for a freeze on VET FEE-HELP payments to risky private colleges Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has foreshadowed further measures to crack down on the activities of unscrupulous private training providers and the explosion of VET FEE-HELP. Meanwhile, TDA has called for an immediate ban on VET FEE-HELP payments to training colleges at the centre of the escalating student loan scandal. Speaking in Launceston on Friday, Mr Turnbull said students have received poor value and the government has been left with loans for courses that weren’t completed, describing it as a “shambles”. “We have made a number of … [Read more...]

International sector growing strongly

ACPET News    |     6 July 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… In what is already a $17 billion plus industry, the latest international student data shows further positive trends. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… In what is already a $17B plus industry, the latest international student data shows further positive trends. There were some 168,023 commencements in Year To Date (YTD) April 2015, representing a 9.1% increase over the same period last year. The higher education sector had the largest share of enrolments at 50.0%. Enrolments and commencements increased by 9.4% and 7.8% over 2014. China and India accounted for 35.4% and 11.7% respectively of … [Read more...]

ACPET National Monday Update 6 July 2015

In Focus Australia's international education sector continues to develop Edition 611, 6 Jul In what is already a $17B plus industry, the latest international student data shows further positive trends. There were some 168,023 commencements in YTD April 2015, representing a 9.1% increase over the same period last year. The higher education sector had the largest share of enrolments at 50.... Read more National Book Now - August is fast approaching Edition 611, 6 Jul August is fast approaching and so is the ACPET National Conference and adjoining events. Programs are available online for all events by clicking the below links: Asia Pacific International … [Read more...]

The Scan in June 2015

30 June  2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… In June The Scan posted 48 items but only one edition (#171) - we've been a bit busy with other things, The Scan being a pro bono sort of thing that doesn't actually put bread on the table.  Speaking of bread, the level of remuneration enjoyed by vice-chancellors was a run away winner in clicks: across the sector, it turns out our vice-chancellors are paid very well indeed by international standards .  Academic gongs, recording honours awarded to tertiary people, rated highly.  It's a curious thing that nobody at all from the VET sector, who we could identify, scored a gong for services to education and training - not a single one.   … [Read more...]

Go8 Newsletter June 2015

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TDA Newsletter 22 June 2015

Industry skills fund advisers announced Chisholm Institute is one of six organisations announced today that will make up the new Industry Skills Fund Skills Adviser Network. The $664 million Industry Skills Fund will provide industry grants for training as well as expert advice through skills advisory services. In addition to Chisholm Institute, the other organisations that make up the Industry Skills Fund Skills Adviser Network are: Australian Industry Group MAX Solutions Navitas Professional Communications and Information Technology Training QMI Solutions Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the new network will invest $43 … [Read more...]

ACPET National Monday Update – Edition 609 – 22 June 2015

In Focus The week that was...  This week saw the inaugural roundtable on international education held in Canberra. It was an opportunity for the sector to meet with a range of Ministers’ whose responsibility intersects with international education as an industry. The roundtable was attended by the Hon Christopher Pyne, Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry and Trade, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Assistant Minister for Education and Training and Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for … [Read more...]