Category Archives: Education News

International skills training course delivery extended to 5 more key markets

International Skills Training (IST) courses will now be commercially delivered in China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), Latin America, Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, in addition to India. This was announced by the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, last week. The IST training and assessment courses are a set of internationally-relevant…
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New Migration Regulations: motion moved to 4 December

The Australian Parliament on Monday moved the motion on Migration Legislation Amendment Regulations 2017 [F2017L01425] to 4 December 2017. The New Migration Regulations took effect on 18 November that, migration experts in the industry are concerned, can have a very significant impact on refugees, especially those on temporary protection visas and bridging visas. The motion,…
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Student payment changes from January 2018

TAFE institutes across Australia have been reminded by the Commonwealth of changes to eligibility for student payments commencing 1 January 2018. The new measure directs student payments to courses that have a high national priority, meet industry needs, address skills shortages, and align with employment outcomes. The changes, which were announced in the last Budget,…
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VIC government announces grant for international students

The Victorian government has announced 14 new projects worth $337,000 to help the state's international students through the International Student Welfare Program. One of the key projects is a $75,000 grant for Inner Melbourne Community Legal to provide legal support for international students studying at universities, TAFEs and private education providers. The funding will go…
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Unique undergrad course to prepare Indian students for Australian study

The University of Melbourne is looking at expanding its collaborations with arts and science colleges in India to offer a three-year B.Sc. (Blended) degree course which integrates the core science disciplines of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. According to a news report in The Hindu, this course’s content, developed by the University of Melbourne in…
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Overseas qualifications assessments applications to be only accepted online now

The online application forms for overseas qualification assessments are now available. According to a press release by the Victoria government, the online forms will provide a more efficient service to overseas-qualified professionals who are living permanently in Victoria. This free assessment helps professionals secure work in Victoria. From 15 November 2017, applications for overseas qualification…
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