Australian student loans extended to long-term residents from NZ

New Zealand citizens who have been long-term residents of Australia since childhood will be given access to the Australian student loans programme from 1 January 2016. Legislation to implement the measure will be introduced into the Australian Parliament next week. It honours Australia’s longstanding commitment to New Zealand, most recently confirmed at the 28 February…

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New Standards Raise the Bar on University Student Experience

Universities will be measured on how they are delivering students a quality experience, not filling out paperwork, under new higher education standards tabled in Parliament this week.  Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said universities would have 12 months to comply with the new standards, which were developed by the Higher Education Standards…

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Training India’s Trainers

Australian expertise and knowledge will be applied to assist India increase the skills of its workforce through international trainer and assessor courses mapped to Indian standards. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham tonight told the Australia India Business Council that the first of three pilot courses—a collaboration between Kangan Institute and Indian training…

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Nanny Pilot Programme – Applications Open for Families

Nurses, farmers, police, emergency service employees and other parents who are struggling to match their work hours with conventional childcare options are invited to participate in the Australian Government’s new Nanny Pilot Programme from early 2016. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the pilot will provide subsidised care for about 10,000 children…

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