2015 NAPLAN National Report

The 2015 NAPLAN National Report released today shows while there are some areas of improvement in student literacy and numeracy outcomes we can and must do better. The Turnbull Government is committed to improving the literacy and numeracy outcomes for school students throughout Australia. Without these key foundation skills students face challenges in successfully progressing…

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Indonesian Minister for Education visit to Australia

Building on opportunities in education, training and skills with one of Australia’s closest regional neighbours were the focus today of bilateral meetings between Australian and Indonesian Education ministers. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham, and Minister for Tourism and International Education Senator Richard Colbeck, today met Indonesian Minister for Education and Culture Dr…

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South Australia signs up to funding for preschool programmes

South Australia is the first state to sign up to the Turnbull Government’s National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education, unlocking federal funding for quality preschool programmes nationally. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said South Australia’s decision to join the National Partnership gives certainty to local parents about their children’s…

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Deakin’s new CADET a world-leading facility for Corangamite and Geelong regions

A new, world-leading facility at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus will give regional and rural students greater opportunities to develop a career in engineering. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson today launched the new $55 million Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) that will deliver innovative…

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