Student mobility grants open
Applications are now open for the 2015 round of the Department of Education’s student mobility programs,
including VET Outbound and AsiaBound VET.
The programs provide grants to Australian students to undertake a study experience overseas as part
of their course. Grants are available for higher education and vocational education and training students
to undertakeshort-term study or semester-long experiences around the world.
See more in this week's newsletter
TAFE mergers underway in Victoria
Two of Gippsland’s major higher education and training providers, Advance TAFE and GippsTAFE,
will merge under a new entity, Federation Training. The two institutes, which cover 14 campuses across the
Gippsland region, will merge from May 1.There is a plan for a second stage in 2016 that would see Federation
Training integrated with FedUni, formerly the University of Ballarat.
Learn more in this week's newsletter
Higher education records broken at TAFE NSW
A record number of students recently graduated with higher education degrees from TAFE NSW
at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House on April 2.
A total of 27 graduates from Sydney TAFE’s Design Centre Enmore and Northern Sydney
Institute graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design), a Bachelor of 3D Art and
Animation, an Associate Degree in 3D Art and Animation or a Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security).
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Gonski to reflect on Gonski
The head of the 2011 ‘Gonski’ Review of School Funding, Dr David Gonski AM will look back at the exercise at a
presentation hosted by the Australian College of Educators in Melbourne, May 21. His presentation is titled:
‘Thoughts of a reviewer of school funding, two years on’.
Read more and register for this free lecture in this week's newsletter
TDA seals historic skills partnership between Australia and China
TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) and the Central Institute for Vocational and Technical Education (CIVTE)
have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an Australia China Centre for
Skills Excellence. The Centre will seek partnerships with Chinese and Australian industry to research
skills training and innovation in technical and vocational education in China.
The MoU was signed by the Chair of the TDA Board of Directors, Mr Stephen Conway and the Vice
Director-General of CIVTE Ms Gao Ying in Shanghai.
See media release