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Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications. At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all Australians had completed a degree or apprenticeship.

Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

The growth in the number of people attending a university or TAFE has risen out of a cyclical demand-driven system called “academic inflation”. Think supply and demand. If an employer can hire someone with a degree or someone without, they’ll hire the person with a degree because they are seen as the superior candidate. This puts pressure on everyone to get degrees. But once everyone has one, the value of having a degree goes down. A couple of decades ago, a high school diploma was sufficient to get a job in journalism or business. Where a bachelor’s degree was sufficient to get a job in research, now a master’s degree is required.

The number of people gaining master’s degrees has doubled from the early 1980s to the late 2000s. What matters in both this and the broader debate is a refocus on ability over credentials. Best Habits of Successful People Infographic. Continuing Education Infographics Best Habits of Successful People Infographic Best Habits Of Successful People Infographic Continuing education is important if you want to get ahead in life, but so few people do it that it seems like a special skill to read after you graduate from college.

Best Habits of Successful People Infographic

In fact, a lifelong love of learning is one of the things that binds highly successful people together- Bill Gates makes the time to read 50 books per year, while Warren Buffett spends 80% of his waking hours reading. Physical fitness is a lot more important to long term success than you might think, as well. Keep a Strict Schedule to Get the Most out of Every Day “We are what we repeatedly do. Read (a Lot of) Books to Gain Knowledge from Other Overachievers “Books were my pass to personal freedom.” Your body shapes who you are ted talk. Department of Education and Training - Document library, Australian Government. Department of Education and Training. Latest News - MySkills. Evocities - Regional Relocation NSW. Theconversation. In the lead up to the 2014 election, the then opposition leader Tony Abbott pledged that universities would be subject to “masterly inactivity” if the Coalition won the election.

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He was almost right: universities and their students have now suffered three years of government not making a major change to how higher education is resourced. Higher education needs certainty for the future, with clarity for the coming decade about the balance of government and student investment. The 2016 election is likely to feature two distinct approaches to how to resolve universities’ revenue pressure to deliver the teaching and research expected of them.

The Coalition’s approach The Coalition’s policy preference is clear: contain government expenditure over time;use flexible student charges to ensure universities have the needed resources;extend the system to all higher education providers aligning funding and quality regulation systems. What Labor wants Five issues will dominate discussion: Study In Australia. National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Qualifications frameworks describe the qualifications of an education and training system and how they interlink.

National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

National qualifications frameworks describe what learners should know, understand and be able to do on the basis of a given qualification. These frameworks also show how learners can move from one qualification, or qualification level, to another within a system. Over 150 countries are now developing, or have developed, a national qualifications framework. The Irish NFQ, established in 2003, is a framework through which all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in a coherent way.

Skills and training. Developing your skills and the skills of your employees can help to keep your business competitive.

Skills and training

Investing in skills and training can increase productivity and innovation, help you attract and retain high quality employees and improve customer satisfaction. Take the time to work out what skills will help your business grow and what support is available for your business. Industry Skills Fund The Industry Skills Fund is a key element of the Australian Government’s strategy to boost business productivity and increase competitiveness across the economy. The fund provides training places and support services and prioritises small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including micro businesses. Industry Skills Fund - Youth Stream New skills initiatives The Prime Minister has announced two new skills initiatives: Training for Employment Scholarships to encourage employers to take on more young people and Youth Employment Pathways to help reduce youth unemployment in regional Australia.

Our Department. The Department leads the delivery of education and development services to children, young people and adults both directly through government schools and indirectly through the regulation and funding of early childhood services, non-government schools and training programs.

Our Department

The Department implements Victorian Government policy on early childhood services, school education and training and higher education services. The Department manages Victorian government schools and drives improvement in primary and secondary government education. Our Vision Together we give every Victorian the best learning and development experience, making our state a smarter, fairer and more prosperous place. Foundation for Young Australians. National Innovation and Science Agenda: Welcome to the Ideas Boom. Federal election 2016: higher education policies to watch out for.