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Microcredential funding to quickly upskill students

Tertiary education institutions can now apply for government assistance to access 50 new micro-credential courses for their students from mid-2024 in a new $10m up-skilling scheme. Micro-credentials are stand alone or complementary qualifications that can be completed in a short ...

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Investment into tertiary study in NSW state budget

The Minns government's first NSW state budget released September 19 includes investment into higher education for essential workforces and an increase in funding for vocational education and training (VET.) Increasing public sector employment is a priority for the 2023-24 spending, ...

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Increasing the number of women in STEM

Australian government and industry are coming together to invest in upskilling and diversifying the future workforce in STEM disciplines. The federal government announced last Friday that universities can now apply for the 4,000 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) designed to attract ...

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Students slugged with $2.7bn interest on debt

University students will spend thousands more repaying their student loans and graduates will be slugged with a $2.7bn ­interest bill this year, after a huge increase in borrowing rates. Tertiary debt will swell this year after the indexation rate on ...

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Swinburne space hub tackles climate change

Australia’s environmental issues such as floods and bushfires will now be monitored and tackled from space thanks to artificial intelligence. A new Space Tech hub in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology and Ernst & Young Australia aims to prevent ...

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