Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools is not sufficiently preparing Australian secondary school students for further employment or study, according to new research from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.
The University of Melbourne has opened applications for $5000 second semester scholarships in the Diploma in General Studies, based at the Dookie campus near Shepparton, and four other locations in the Hume region.
A $2.25 million regional teaching partnership between the University of Melbourne, regional education and training providers and the Victorian Government has been launched at the University’s Creswick Campus.
Up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found.
The Gonski Report rests on five faulty assumptions that will undermine its usefulness as a cornerstone of Australian education policy, a study from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research has found.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.