International education continues record-breaking run

The number of international students taking advantage of Australia’s world-leading education system has already broken through the half-a-million mark for 2018, according to new government statistics.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said for the first time this early in the year, the data showed international student numbers had grown 12 per cent…

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Estimate your child care subsidy and make the switch

Australian families can calculate their new child care and early learning subsidies after the Turnbull Government re-launched its online estimator with updated Consumer Price Index figures.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the updated estimator should remind families they need to update their details to switchover to the Turnbull Government’s new child…

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Labor’s child care and early learning lies

Labor’s Amanda Rishworth has resorted to deliberately spreading mistruths about the Turnbull Government’s child care and early learning reforms.   In an act of desperate distraction from the fact Labor still doesn’t have a policy to replace Australia’s broken child care and early learning system, Ms Rishworth today made a series of wild claims that…

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Plibersek: School funding consistency just ‘nonsense’

Tanya Plibersek last night abandoned any pretence that Labor’s schools funding would be distributed fairly between states and school sectors.   Patricia Karvelas: What are you prepared to raise it [the Commonwealth’s school investment] to and will it be a consistent amount between states?                    Tanya Plibersek: Well, the consistency argument from the government is…

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Consortia opportunities for Australian SMEs

Joint media release with Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo We are pleased to launch a report and toolkit on consortia opportunities and pathways for Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) delivering education and training services.     Australia’s world-renowned education sector is uniquely placed to tap into growing demand overseas and the…

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Naval shipbuilding college to meet naval shipbuilding needs

Joint release with Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews The Naval Shipbuilding College will be established and managed by the Naval Shipbuilding Institute to work with shipbuilders to understand their workforce requirements throughout the different stages of project construction and sustainment, while leveraging a national…

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Crackdown on dodgy family day care providers continues

The Turnbull Government has continued its crackdown on dodgy family day care providers with new information revealing another 53 services across Australia have been subject to serious enforcement action.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the net was closing on family day care providers looking to cheat the system.   “Those dodgy…

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Appointment of the Higher Education Standards Panel

The Turnbull Government has appointed a new Chair and five new members to a panel responsible for advice on how to maintain the quality and standards of Australia’s higher education system.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham congratulated the Panel on their appointments and re-appointments and said Professor Ian O’Connor AC, Vice Chancellor…

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