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Three charts on: how much Australia spends on all levels of education

24 July 2019

A new ACER report on Australian education expenditure is the first of its kind, and offers an important reference point for policy-makers, educators, researchers and economists. The report authors discuss the key findings in an article in The Conversation.

Early Childhood, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

School
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Literacy and numeracy for the 21st century

11 July 2019

The evolution of essential skills presents a challenge for school education in preparing young people for the world as adults.

Literacy, Numeracy, School, Vocational & Adult,

Vocational & Adult
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Skills and training needs in the disability sector

21 May 2019

Changes occurring in the disability sector as a result of the NDIS have significant implications for the training of support workers, and the trainers themselves. Kate Perkins and Justin Brown report.

Vocational & Adult,

Vocational & Adult
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Evaluating the effectiveness of professional development

06 May 2019

Louise Wignall describes an ACER evaluation of professional development programs for Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers and assessors.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

Vocational & Adult
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Understanding Australia’s offshore VET student experience

02 May 2019

The first study of Australian VET programs delivered overseas shows students enrol in order to gain English language skills that make them more employable, access to foreign cultures and opportunities to work overseas. Justin Brown reports.

Survey, Vocational & Adult,

Vocational & Adult
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Medical Selection Program launches in UAE

05 March 2019

A new Medical Selection Program (MSP) developed to meet the needs of medical and health sciences colleges in the Middle East and North Africa has launched in Dubai. ACER Deputy CEO Ralph Saubern reports.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,