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Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2018
Recognising excellence in education as a national priority, the Australian Government established the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (the Review) in July 2017. Supported by an independent panel of experts drawn from different states, school systems and sector, the Review Panel examined ways that Australia could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Student Development
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2017
In September 2016, following the release of 2015 student data by the Department of Education and Training (the department), media reports suggested that high attrition rates are symptomatic of poor admission standards; the lower a student's Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) the greater the risk of non-completion; and as a result of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attrition, Higher Education, College Students
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2016
A strong level of funding is important for Australia's school system. The Government has further committed to a new, simpler and fairer funding model that distributes this funding on the basis of need. However, while funding is important, evidence shows that what you do with that funding matters more. Despite significant funding growth in the past…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, School Administration
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2016
This document is the result of the Australian Minister for Education and Training's request to the Higher Education Standards Panel for advisement of options to improve the transparency of higher education student admission policies, while minimizing regulatory impact. The Minister intends to improve the accessibility and comparability of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Admission Criteria, Accountability, Advisory Committees
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2016
Quality outcomes from vocational education and training (VET) are fundamental to ensuring a skilled workforce and supporting a productive economy. In a competency-based training system, assessment is the gatekeeper for quality. Audits undertaken by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA) have identified concerns with compliance against…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2016
The Government welcomes the Higher Education Standards Panel's report on how the admissions policies and processes of higher education providers can be made clearer, easier to access and more useful, to inform the choices and decisions of prospective students and their families. The Panel's recommendations provide a comprehensive and well thought…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Admission Criteria, College Applicants
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2015
The challenge of funding a high quality higher education system, ensuring it has the capacity to help meet the increasing demand for high level skills in our economy and the aspirations of our students, has been an ongoing concern for successive Australian governments over many years. This paper reviews the findings and recommendations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Funding Formulas
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2015
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008) is a global effort to promote the equal and active participation of all people with disability. Australia ratified this convention, which means that it is committed to promoting, protecting, and ensuring that people with disability are given full equality under the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Standards, Individualized Instruction, Civil Rights Legislation
Munns, Geoff; Arthur, Leonie; Downes, Toni; Gregson, Robyn; Power, Anne; Sawyer, Wayne; Singh, Michael; Thistleton-Martin, Judith; Steele, Frances – Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, 2012
The first appendix in this report is the complete version of the literature review from the research project "Motivation and Engagement of Boys: Evidence-based Teaching Practices." This project was carried out by the University of Western Sydney on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Evidence, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2012
On 31 July 2012 the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, Peter Garrett convened the "National Forum: How schools and parents can work together to address bullying" at Parliament House. The Forum brought together principals, parents groups, young people, as well as experts in education, child welfare, psychology and…
Descriptors: Youth, Child Welfare, Bullying, Foreign Countries
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
The purview of the National VET (Vocational Education and Training) Equity Advisory Taskforce (NVEAT) encompasses a range of clients and issues across the full spectrum of the VET sector. NVEAT has undertaken a number of activities to gain a better understanding of the range of issues affecting all learners and particular disadvantaged groups of…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Course Content, Vocational Education, Advisory Committees
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
Over 12 years ago, the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) first established the ANTA Disability Forum and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Training Advisory Council (ATSIPTAC) to provide much-needed focus on creating opportunities for people with disabilities and Indigenous people to successfully participate in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Advisory Committees, Stakeholders, Organizational Theories
Shanahan, Patrick; Elliott, David – Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
The Australian Government established the Office for Youth (the Office) in September 2008 in an effort to engage with the young people of Australia. The Office will work with other government agencies to help young people reach their full potential; make effective transitions to adulthood as they continue to learn, start work, make decisions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Communication Strategies, Organizational Communication
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
These guidelines for 2010-2013 relate specifically to the Partnership Brokers program. This program is part of the Australian Government's contribution to the Youth Attainment and Transitions National Partnership and will commence on 1 January 2010. These Guidelines set out the requirements for the provision of services by organisations contracted…
Descriptors: Business, Partnerships in Education, Privacy, Contracts
Muir, Kristy; Mullan, Killian; Powell, Abigail; Flaxman, Saul; Thompson, Denise; Griffiths, Megan – Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
This report presents a comprehensive picture of how young Australians are faring by bringing together data from a variety of sources and drawing on the comments of young people themselves. Overall the report presents a positive picture, showing how important young people are to this country and why it makes good economic and social sense for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Disabilities, Socioeconomic Status
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