Backing early learning and care for disadvantaged families

Thousands of families across regional and remote Australia and Indigenous communities are set for more support to access early childhood education and care as part of sweeping reforms from the Turnbull Government.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s child care and early learning overhaul included a $271 million Community…

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Test ensuring teaching is up to scratch

Results from a test of potential new teachers’ literacy and numeracy skills shows the overwhelmingly majority have the high level of skills we require for them to enter the classroom.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said more than 23,000 teaching students sat the Turnbull Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Test last year to…

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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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