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Government must keep dodgy private providers out of higher education

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is calling on the Turnbull government to rule out extending Commonwealth supported higher education places (CSPs) to for-profit providers, following the latest damning indictment on the for-profit vocational education and training (VET) sector. The Coalition government must guarantee that all students have their debts forgiven for the millions of dollars of VET FEE-HELP loans ... Read More »

BUNAC Marks 25,000 Work Australia Participants With Free Working Holiday Visas for Oz

Gappers Continue To Turn To BUNAC For Support When Travelling Down UnderLondon, 20 April 2016: Work abroad specialist, BUNAC, claims that, in spite of the romantic appeal of solo backpacking Down Under, there is still a significant number of young travellers looking for the human support and security of booking a working holiday package. This fact was borne out recently ... Read More »

Indigenous education leader honoured by RMIT

RMIT University

Indigenous education leader Professor Jeannie Herbert AM is one of RMIT’s Outstanding Alumni for 2016. Herbert is the Outstanding Alumni (Australia), while post-conflict community development expert Thao Nguyen Griffiths was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award (International). The awards were presented at an exclusive ceremony hosted by RMIT’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE, at the National Gallery of Victoria last night. In ... Read More »

Valued Pukumani poles restored at CDU

Three traditional poles representing a Tiwi story of Creation have been revitalised 23 years after they were first erected at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus. The Pukumani poles symbolise CDU’s ongoing commitment to Indigenous education and their restoration was led by the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor- Indigenous Leadership. Melville Island artist Eymard Tungatalum was commissioned to restore the ... Read More »

SECURE EMPLOYMENT NEEDED AS CASUALISATION IN UNIS HITS RECORD HIGHS

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) congratulates students who are due to commence their tertiary studies in the weeks ahead, and calls for stable university policies to give greater certainty about their futures. Today’s release of the Selected Higher Education Statistics 2015 Staff Data shows the level of casual employment at Australian universities has reached an all-time high, representing 16.5 ... Read More »

Mobile library rolls into Indonesia

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

A makeshift “mobile library” filled with English story books has been presented to a group of Indonesian university students by Charles Darwin University staff. International Projects and Operations Manager Sally-Anne Hodgetts said the mobile library aimed to enhance teaching and learning activities run by the Indonesian students for disadvantaged youth in Kupang, Indonesia. Ms Hodgetts said she decided to create ... Read More »

MEDIA RELEASE: CQUni sees STEM program offers on the rise

CQUniversity

STEM program offers on the rise at CQUni Key points – Almost half of all CQUniversity’s 2016 offers have been to applicants wishing to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) program. This trend shows that more and more new university students are seeing the many opportunities available in this area. Almost 70 percent of students offered a place ... Read More »

CQUni TAFE Careers Expo unveils opportunities across CQ, Tuesday January 19

Hi CQ media, Happy New Year! Hope you’ve all enjoyed a bit of a break – and now we’re back at it, hope you can please preview details of this event for your region. First step to stellar career begins at CQUni TAFE Careers Expo Ready to take the next step in your career in 2016? Step into the CQUniversity ... Read More »

Retail researcher warns of ‘post-Christmas blues’

Associate Professor Jonathan Elms

The American retail traditions of ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ might have killed this year’s Boxing Day sales, says a Massey University retail expert. Associate Professor Jonathan Elms, who heads Massey University’s retail programme, says many retailers are reporting Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year have outstripped what they normally do on Boxing Day. Black Friday is the ... Read More »

Charles Darwin University recently decided not to renew its lease on Mataranka Station, which it used as a teaching facility.

Charles Darwin University

The station had been utilized by the college since 1988 for viable preparing of understudies enlisted in country industry programs. Teacher Simon Maddocks, Vice-Chancellor of CDU, says the choice was made in light of changing instructive works on moving towards a concentrate on the-employment preparing. “Progressively there is less and to a lesser degree a requirement for expert examination offices ... Read More »

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