2017 New Colombo Plan mobility grants

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, today announced the successful applicants for grants under the 2017 New Colombo Plan mobility program. More than 7,400 Australian undergraduate students will live, study and take up internships in countries throughout the Indo-Pacific region next…

Clearer information needed to improve student choice

Clearer information and greater transparency are a step closer for Australians looking to go on to higher education after the Turnbull Government’s panel of education experts today released the 82 submissions it had received into reforming higher education admissions processes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the submissions to the Higher Education Standards…

Turnbull Government teams up with NRL and AFL SportsReady for apprenticeships

The Turnbull Government has teamed up with fifteen past and present NRL stars and AFL SportsReady to support the Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors program and celebrate the 6th National Skills Week.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Ambassadors program helped build apprenticeships pathways for players and videos of the NRL stars would…

New report highlights importance of teacher education reform

The Australian Council of Educational Research’s new report today on ‘out of field’ teaching highlights the need for policymakers to focus on initiatives that improve teacher education, teaching quality and ultimately boost outcomes for students. The Turnbull Government is focused on supporting a lift in teaching quality through our Student Achievement Plan by setting recruitment…

Turnbull Government invests $10 million to get science, technology, engineering and maths into classrooms

As part of National Science Week, the Turnbull Government will provide $10 million for CSIRO to extend the Scientist and Mathematicians in Schools programme. The programme links practising scientists, mathematicians, engineers and IT professionals with classroom teachers and their students.    “The Turnbull Government is focused on inspiring the next generation of young Australians to…