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Reform detail needed: TDA

A ministerial speech on the Gillard government plan for major skills reform lacks the detail the VET sector is seeking, TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) has said. TDA chief executive Martin Riordan said the speech by Tertiary Education and Skills Minister Chris ...

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Calls for child abuse resource funding

A child protection group is calling on the federal government to fund an around-the-clock national helpline that provides advice to teachers and other professionals when they suspect a child is being abused. Child Wise launched its Listen Up campaign on ...

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Power to the principal

Principals in NSW would be forgiven if they were left confused by conflicting policy announcements from the NSW and federal governments last weekend. The NSW government on Sunday announced reforms to the state’s education system – among them enhanced principal ...

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‘Pastoral care’ work unclear

The commonwealth ombudsman has praised the federal government’s changes to the school chaplaincy program but says "pastoral care" still needs defining. Last July then-ombudsman Allan Asher said the federal education department should review the chaplaincy code of conduct, strengthen complaint procedures and impose ...

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Mixed reaction to disability package

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has promised an education centre for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as part of a $50 million package for students with disabilities, announced on Tuesday. The package includes $9 million to place speech therapists in state schools ...

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University places up, figures show

The number of student places at Australian universities has increased by more than a quarter since 2007, figures released by government show. Some 545,000 students will be at universities in 2012, an increase of five per cent on the 2011 figure (488,000). ...

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Program to empower students online

A cyber-safety course for high school students that aims to prepare them for the implications of the virtual world is being created by a team at Flinders University. The training program being developed by Dr Mubarak Rahamathulla is in response ...

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Kids in cyberspace

Internet addiction, cyberbullying, sexting, and teaching kids to behave smartly online are some of the topics on the agenda at next month’s Kids in CyberSpace seminar in Sydney. Experts in the field speaking at the event include medical practitioners, law ...

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