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Tracing Australia’s contribution to international development

08 October 2018

For over 60 years the Australian Government has invested in generations of global leaders, providing opportunities for study, research and professional development in Australia. ACER is evaluating the long-term outcomes of this investment.

Evaluation, Higher Education, Education & Development

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Capturing the contemporary postgraduate research experience

30 May 2018

A survey of postgraduate research experiences has been updated to suit the changing conditions in higher education. ACER Research Director Dr Daniel Edwards explains.

Evaluation, Higher Education

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Assessing aptitude for tertiary study

01 May 2018

Appropriate university admissions depend on more information about students than their academic performance, as Marita MacMahon Ball and Shelley McLean explain.

Assessment, Higher Education

Higher Education
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Japanese universities rated highly for skills development

27 February 2018

A survey of university students in Japan reveals high levels of satisfaction with skills development but shows more work needs to be done in key areas that can significantly affect students’ higher education experience.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education

Higher Education
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Architects model best practice in assessment

16 February 2018

A high-stakes registration exam for architects will be more transparent, consistent and fair, following a review led by ACER.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

Higher Education
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Understanding the impact of ‘Australian-made skills’

24 January 2018

International recipients of Australian Government scholarships develop practical and transferable skills and expertise that allow them to make a difference in their chosen fields, new ACER research shows.

Evaluation, Higher Education