There are many reasons why we stop improving our education. But as higher education is being done differently, the excuses are harder to make. Women are enrolling in tertiary studies at a faster rate than men but one of the biggest challenges they face is keeping their educational qualifications up to date later in life. Time pressures and career breaks
Looking to become a qualified tradesperson or want to gain hands-on experience in an area of interest? An apprenticeship or traineeship can provide a great pathway to your chosen career.
If you’ve wandered past any university campus in recent weeks, you may have noticed a flurry of activity, and perhaps an army of parents and high school students making their way through a circus of stalls and performances.
There’s a lot of razzle-dazzle at university open days, from sample law lectures, hands-on science activities, tours of labs and drone demonstrations to competitions, film screenings and fairy floss.
The federal government has responded to Australia’s growing debt and declining growth by slashing spending on several fronts. Announced on Monday 19 December, Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) contained a mix of mostly bad news for the education and training sectors. Below are some of the highlights.
A willingness to embrace lifelong education and training, together with a mix of technical and interpersonal skills, is the best way to build an enduring career, according to a CSIRO report released this year.
The end of secondary education is a turning point in every young person’s life. So what comes next?
STEM graduates earn more money and are more likely to land a job. This was the message from The Good Education Group, which released its first Good Careers Guide today. Figures showed people with science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) qualifications — whether from university or a vocational trainer — fared better than their non-STEM counterparts. For university graduates, the
Everybody knows a student needs top marks to get into medical school but there are also some surprising degrees that are equally exclusive. Bachelors of midwifery and nursing, physiotherapy, law, dietetics, advanced computing, environment, optometry, dental science and veterinary science all required an ATAR 99 at one or more Australian universities — equal to that of most medicine degrees. At
The Federal Government has announced the Budget this week, with much to talk about within the tertiary education sector. We’ve put together a summary on how the Federal Budget 2015–16 will affect higher education and VET providers as well as their students.