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Australian education reform

Current education policy (National Curriculum Board, 2009) appeals to the needs of the economy to justify and drive initiatives and funding to address the problems in education. It brings to the forefront thinking that has infl uenced education policy over ...

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Training for the top spot

Cathy Wever reports. As the foundation principal of a fledgling institution Kerrie Heenan decided to take advantage of the Victorian education department’s Professional Coaching for Principals program, in order to cement and develop the skills of her leadership team. Heenan’s ...

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A caring career

Midwives – they’re never middle of the road A midwife guides a woman and her partner through pregnancy, childbirth and the early days as a parent. Midwives are usually based in public and private hospitals, working in labour wards and ...

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Big and growing

Growing plants and animals for food and fibre is a both ancient and cutting edge. There is no other industry with such opportunities and responsibilities. Think about it: high water use, sustainable challenges, feeding the hungry, propping up the Australian ...

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The great art of teaching

And, yes, bad teachers can make a lasting impression too. So be a good teacher! What about the cash? Wages are getting better and better for teachers. The starting salary for teachers is actually pretty good. For public schools, teachers ...

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The Magical Kingdom of TAFEs

TAFEs are all about inclusion not exclusion. That doesn’t mean they will let anyone study any course. But it does mean they will help open doors for you rather than lock. TAFEs often accept your work history and life experiences ...

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Scholarships are arriving now

Scholarships are not only for uni study. Scholarships offered by all types of organisations are for study at TAFEs and private providers and apprentices and cadetships and interns and pretty much everything. What to do Figure out what sort of ...

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