Survey of Australian employers

Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham has urged Australian employers to take part in the Survey of Australian Employers being conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) over coming weeks.

The survey aims to ask 9,000 employers from across the country and from all industry sectors about their experiences on how they meet their skill needs and how staff training needs could be better met.


Tasmania unites around the promise of a brighter future, built on education

A specialist centre will be established to help understand the issues that constrain Tasmanian educational outcomes.

The Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment bears the name of Tasmania’s late Governor, a University alumnus, accomplished lawyer, esteemed judge and passionate champion of the power of education.


Relocation Scholarships now available

Relocation Scholarships are now available to Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY students who are moving to or from a regional area to undertake higher education.


The sky’s the limit with this health scholarship

Health students from country Victoria are encouraged to reach for the skies by applying for a ‘Give Them Wings’ scholarship, offered by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria and Rural Health Workforce Australia.

The scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are for first year nursing and allied health students at Victorian universities. The scholarship package includes a Royal Flying Doctor experience, giving successful candidates a behind-the-scenes look at one of Australia’s most iconic organisations.


One in five regional students stay put to learn online

More than one in five people living and studying in regional Australia are today choosing to upskill by studying on-line, stemming the brain drain that has hit many of Australia’s rural communities.

Federal government statistics also show that over the five years to 2013, regional based on-line enrollment has grown by more than 40 per cent.

In NSW, 28 per cent of all regional students choose to study on-line, the highest percentage of all states after the Northern Territory.



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