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Communications manager- vacancy

Position number: 31724 Cross-sell and upsell focus Package of up to $99k including 9.5% superannuation  Full-time, up to 12-months position, based at our Hawthorn campus ______________________________________________________________________ Swinburne is an incredible place to work.  Inclusive and diverse, ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world, and packed full of talented people, we exist to change the world for the better and to give our students the confidence they need to achieve their goals. We’re looking for an enthusiastic communications leader to help us improve student progression rates between different levels of our outstanding … [Read more...]

The Scan #176 16 December 2015

News __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rebalancing Victorian VET 16 December 2015     |     The Victorian government has released the Final Report of The VET Funding Review (Mackenzie Report).  It’s a weighty document, both literally and figuratively, running to 173 pages and 109 recommendations. Skills minister Steve Herbert says the government accepts the “general thrust” of the report and its recommendations.  It will take the next year to work through design and implementation issues and to consult with stakeholders ahead of the introduction of a new funding model in 2017.  Certain … [Read more...]

The Scan #175 11 December 2015

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ News __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ VET FEE-HELP skewering system   11 December 2015      |       Explosive growth in the VET FEE-HELP scheme has masked massive direct public disinvestment in vocational education and training. While a report by NCVER shows a notional growth of 1.7% in 2014 over 2013 (plus $141.0 million, from $8512.4 million to $8653.4 million), it’s all in VET-FEE Help payments: actual direct expenditure by governments, … [Read more...]

NCVER news

  Are vocational streams the key to producing a more adaptable workforce? Vocational streams could offer a framework for creating better connections between qualifications and jobs than the traditional approach based on specific skill sets for narrowly defined occupations.Show more... NCVER's research prospectus is full steam ahead Through the introduction of the new research prospectus, NCVER is investing in a range of applied research issues that governments and key employer and training provider stakeholders identify as being of highest priority to them. Show more... Recognising the prior learning of adult … [Read more...]

The Scan # 173 22 July 2015

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ News __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Vic international strategy directions  21   July 2015    |   The Victorian government has released a discussion paper on international education as part of its $200 million Future Industries Fund. The paper covers all three education sectors (higher education, VET and schools).  It proposes nine strategic directions, including developing more markets to reduce reliance on the two traditionally big markets of … [Read more...]

TDA Newsletter 20 July 2015

HECS architects urge change to repayments and extension to VET Two of the key architects of the original HECS have produced a new report that argues for significant reform to the income contingent loan scheme that would extend it to more VET students while making it affordable. The report, ‘Feasibility and design of a tertiary education entitlement in Australia: Modelling and costing a universal income contingent loan’, has been prepared by Dr Tim Higgins and Professor Bruce Chapman for the Mitchell Institute. They argue that extending income contingent loans to more VET students is required to ensure equity among tertiary students. But they say this would require adjustment to the … [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...]

Go8 Newsletter June 2015

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TDA Newsletter 29 June 2015

Withdrawal fees banned for courses Fees imposed on students wishing to withdraw from courses will be banned, under changes announced by the Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham. “From 1 July 2015, if a student wants to withdraw from training on or before the census date, a provider will no longer be able to charge a withdrawal fee or place some other administrative barrier in the way of the student,” he said. It means a VET provider: Must not have financial, administrative or other barriers that prevent a student from withdrawing from a VET unit of study on or before the census date; Must ensure that where a student notifies the VET provider of … [Read more...]

ACPET National Monday Update Edition 610, 29 June 2015

In Focus This week saw ACPET begin to focus on its own redevelopment With our absolute commitment to quality, it is imperative that we too ensure that we deliver to the best standards. Naturally this standard will be set by the expectations of members. However, we are already focussing on comprehensive professional development programs, improved communications and s... Read more National Last Chance - Early bird rate ends 1 July Join us with your colleagues and contribute to the discussion on the many important issues facing the tertiary education sector at this time, as we seek to challenge the myths and realities of VET, Higher Education and English Language … [Read more...]