Education news

See below for all the latest news in Australian tertiary education.

Australian universities uphold their top 100 2016/17 World University Rankings

A wrap-up of the latest university rankings from around the world, from two of the industry's most respected authorities.

Federal Budget 2016: What does it mean for students?

The federal government has delivered its latest Budget, with an education spend of $33.7 billion across the school and tertiary sectors. The major announcements include an update on higher education reforms and a new scheme to get vulnerable jobseekers into work.

Australians living overseas to start repaying HELP debts

The Senate has passed legislation that will require Australians who move overseas to repay their higher education debts.

Industry update: engineering, health and science

Thinking about studying engineering, one of the health fields or science? We’re here to keep you updated on research, news and developments in these disciplines.

Jobs of the future: examining workforce trends

A new report, titled Super connected jobs, examines the trends set to shape the Australian workforce in the next 15 years.

University fee deregulation reforms put on hold

Education Minister Simon Birmingham has confirmed that the federal government will not move ahead with the proposed university fee deregulation plan, with the reforms placed on hold until after the next federal election.

What's going on in the education sector?

There’s always something happening in the education sector, but how can you keep up? We’ve covered some of the latest stories, providing quick snapshot summaries to help you understand what’s been going on and how it may affect you.

What the Federal Budget means for you

With this week’s release of the federal government’s Budget, we’ve put together a summary of the announcements that will affect you as a student or young jobseeker.

An update on university fee deregulation

If you’ve been following the federal government’s uni fee reforms, you’ll know that little progress has been made since the initial announcement around the time of the Budget. We’ve put together a quick update to keep you in the loop.

What's been happening in the education sector?

It can be hard to keep up with everything that’s happening in the education sphere, especially when you’re busy with study commitments. We’ve put together a brief run-down of what you need to know.

Australian unis excel in QS World University Rankings

Australian unis have achieved impressive results in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15, with eight universities featuring in the global top 100 — recognised for their research, teaching, employability and international outlook.

Can you afford to study at university?

There’s been a lot of press recently about what the federal government’s changes to university tuition fees and HELP loan repayments will mean for those of you intending to study at uni.

How the Federal Budget will affect tertiary students

There are several changes in store for tertiary students in the next couple of years, announced as part of the federal government’s 2014–15 Budget.

Victorian universities set to become smoke-free

Following in the footsteps of Western Australia’s universities, all Victorian university campuses will soon be smoke-free. Swinburne University of Technology began the movement in 2013 when it banned smoking on its campuses, with the state’s remaining universities soon to follow suit.

Tertiary education to expand in Victoria

The merger of the University of Ballarat (UB) and Monash University’s Gippsland campus is set to go ahead in 2014. Under the agreement, which was first discussed in February, the universities will join forces and allow UB to take control of the Gippsland campus in Churchill to form an expanded, regionally focused university.

The benefits of the Asian Century for tertiary students

Tertiary education is one of the key areas where the government aims to forge stronger ties with Asia according to the recently released White Paper. Read on to find out how students can benefit from the 'Asian Century'.

An update on Victoria's TAFE budget cuts

The Victorian TAFE budget cuts were announced in May as part of the state budget, causing controversy among institutions and education unions alike. It is estimated that the budget cuts will amount to almost $300 million and will impact on Victoria’s 597,000 or so TAFE students despite healthy and growing enrolment figures.