Record number of students in higher education in 2015

The Coalition Government has overseen the biggest jump in Indigenous higher education enrolments in nearly a decade according to new student data released today that also highlights record overall enrolment numbers and increases in enrolments of regional and low socio-economic students.    Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said despite the Labor Party’s fear…

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Closing the ‘digital divide’ for disadvantaged students

Australian students from rural, remote, disadvantaged and Indigenous schools stand to benefit from a $6.9 million Turnbull Government initiative to improve digital technologies training for teachers. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne and Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham announced the additional funding would provide access to a unique University of…

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New STEM app to focus Australia’s youngest students on jobs of the future

The success of a trial teaching pre-schoolers another language has set the standard for the Turnbull Government’s moves to inspire young Australians’ interest in science and technology. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said initial feedback from parents, children and educators on the play-based languages learning apps in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA)…

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Turnbull Government committed to schools funding

Nothing has changed in relation to the Turnbull Government’s policy on schools funding.   The Coalition is continuing to deliver record Commonwealth funding for schools of $69 billion over four years, representing growth of 28 per cent to government schools from 2014/15-2018/19. The Turnbull Government remains committed to engaging prior to 2018 in discussions with…

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50 ground-breaking research grants awarded

Fifty new research projects can get underway immediately, the Turnbull Government announced today, as part of $38.6 million worth of funding through the Australian Research Council.  Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Future Fellows will help the nation innovate, invent and apply new ideas across key research areas, forming part of the…

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