Category Archives: Higher Education

Understanding the implications of the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2014-15

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The 2014-15 MYEFO document was released on 15 December 2014 by the Treasurer, the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, and the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann.

This blog looks at the implications for education, employment, higher education, industry, skills/VET and regulation.

Quotes in italics are taken from the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2014-15, DECEMBER 2014.

So what’s likely as we move into the 2015 New Year and the 2015-16 financial year? Read More

Education and Higher Education Opportunities in the Federal Budget 2014 #budget2014

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Across Education, Employment, Higher Education, Industry, Regions and Research, Skills, VET and Workforce Development there are numerous opportunities for employers, industry, regions and providers.

This article outlines the workforce programs and initiatives that have been kept, deleted, reduced, consolidated and created in an analysis of the Budget 2014.

With Education the theme is refocus on the core, who is responsible for education (the states and territories) and explore the further take-up of foreign languages.

Much controversy is drawn from deregulation of Higher Education including highlighting export market opportunities as this is perhaps seen as more important economically than the domestic market. Read More