Month: July 2016

Private students to be included in national student survey

  For the first time, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research’s (NCVER), major survey of VET students will include fee-paying students at private colleges.   Over coming weeks around 220,000 students will be asked about their recent training experience as part of the Student Outcomes Survey.   NCVER Managing Director Dr Craig Fowler said […]
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The 2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

  2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) has been registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The review of the SOL was conducted by the Department of Education and Training.   The SOL identifies occupations that would benefit from independent skilled migration for the purpose of meeting […]
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Higher education standards framework (threshold standards) 2015

    TEQSA registers and evaluates the performance of Higher education providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework, specifically, the Threshold Standards. All providers must meet the Threshold Standards in order to enter and remain within Australia’s Higher education system. The Standards are available online. The Higher Education Standards Panel (the Panel) was established to provide independent […]
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Ombudsman for dodgy colleges

  Dozens of Victorian education providers will be scrutinised by a new investigation unit looking into dodgy training courses across the state.   The new squad, headed by a former Victorian Ombudsman investigator, will conduct detailed investigations into “unscrupulous training providers”, and closely examine the quality of courses on offer.   The team is currently […]
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National Strategy for International Education 2025

  Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025 sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia’s role as a global leader in education, training and research. Pillar 1 Strengthening the fundamentals Goal 1: Building on a world-class education, training and research system Goal 2: Delivering the best possible student experience Goal 3: Providing effective […]
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