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Article

06 Feb 2017

In the recent past phishing was an attempt to reveal personal information; passwords; bank and credit card numbers, usually within spam email that purports to be from a well-known legitimate enterprise. Phishing is rapidly evolving from attempting to just steal information to also be the vector...

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Research report

05 Feb 2017

Overview

When students are engaged in class, they learn more. It is vital that teachers create the right classroom climate for learning: raising student expectations; developing a rapport with students; establishing routines; challenging students to participate and take...

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Research report

01 Feb 2017

At the request of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry Skills Council (ISC) and the Skills Senior Officials Network (SSON), a National Training Product Reform Group, comprising representatives from all of the jurisdictions, considered the longer-term reform of training products...

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Journal article

31 Aug 2016

While a number of investigations of online language learning behaviours are available, there are currently few ‘micro’ analytic studies that explore the role of different types of small talk to complete institutional tasks online. This study focuses in particular on an institutionally-initiated...

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Guide

14 Jun 2016

Introduction

The first edition of the Guide to Effective Practice in Youth Mentoring Aotearoa New Zealand (Guide), published in 2008, was a benchmark document commissioned by the Ministry of Youth Development.

It drew together essential knowledge for the emerging...

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02 Jun 2016

Overview

The Australian Army possesses all of the ingredients for a world class, education, training and doctrine system. It recruits some of the finest young men and women the nation has to offer. It is the beneficiary of very good training infrastructure and a well...

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Research report

26 May 2016

The financial position of the technical and further education (TAFE) sector has improved at 31 December 2015 compared to prior years. This has been driven by reduced spending in the sector and $159.3 million in additional grant funding provided by the state government to TAFE entities during...

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Policy

19 May 2016

A Shorten Labor Government will introduce a loan cap of $8,000 a year in the VET FEE-HELP program as part of an integrity package to stop the massive waste of taxpayers’ money, to prevent price gouging of students and improve training outcomes.

Under the Liberals, the VET FEE-HELP loans...

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Research report

01 Feb 2016

In its report on TALIS 2013 the OECD describes self-efficacy as "individuals' beliefs about their capabilities to successfully accomplish a particular course of action." The OECD also reports that a number of studies have demonstrated positive associations between teachers' sense of self-...

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Submission

31 Aug 2015

The current research training system (RTS) seems to be working reasonably well, producing high quality and innovative researchers in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH). One challenge that the sector faces is ensuring the appropriateness of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarship...

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Video lecture/presentation

25 Aug 2015

When we assess work are we measuring what we value or are we only valuing what we can measure? 

In this lecture to Australian and Korean student teachers, Professor Stephen Dobson explores what makes a good teacher today and suggests that the best reason to assess work is to provide...

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24 Aug 2015

Economic changes are transforming work through automation, globalisation, and more flexible work.

Overview

Work has long been important for the livelihood, dignity, and happiness of humankind. We intuitively and statistically know that work helps us meet our most...

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Research report

06 Aug 2015

FECCA’s 2014-15 Access and Equity Report provides a summary of the perspectives and broader feedback received through consultations with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and service providers around Australia, regarding the design and delivery of Australian Government services....

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Research report

23 Jul 2015

Executive Summary

Training and professional development are key tools for strategically enhancing the leadership and technical competence of any workforce. Research shows that formal learning experiences that are well aligned, designed, delivered, and applied do improve...

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Research report

20 Jul 2015

Overview: This report to the Mitchell Institute presents the outcomes of modelling the potential costs of an income contingent loan (ICL) that would form a core element of a tertiary education entitlement, as proposed in the February 2015 Mitchell Institute paper Financing...

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Submission

30 Jun 2015

This case study aims to make a contribution to the discussion on rural and regional settlement by providing community perspectives on how access to government services and community attitudes impact new and emerging communities’ economic participation, social integration, sense of belonging and...

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26 May 2015

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare developed a national data standards strategy and implementation plan to enhance the comparability, quality and coherence of information across the Australian education and training sectors, including early childhood education, school education,...

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30 Apr 2015

While technology and innovation are transforming Australia's economy, they are also the solution to the country's workforce and growth challenge, argues this report.

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After a sustained period of economic prosperity, Australia is facing some tough challenges...

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Research report

18 Mar 2015

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s administration of the Medical Specialist Training Program.

Audit objective and criteria

The audit focused on key aspects of Health’s administration of the STP since the consolidation of funding...

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Research report

11 Mar 2015

Abstract: This paper provides a brief overview of the current teacher workforce situation in Australia. It highlights workforce trends and projected growth, and areas where the collection and analysis of additional data may assist in the targeting of effective policy.

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