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Internships boost young careers – more needed

It has been called many things over the years but giving students work experience in their chosen field helps to launch careers. And while they are effective, internships are less common in Australia than they should be.
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14 Jun 2018 | Sydney
Making young entrepreneurs News Image

With its research driven programs startup.business is doing its best to give a generation of young entrepreneurs the skills and attitudes needed to thrive as the world of work evolves. Read More

10 Jun 2018 | Sunshine Coast QLD
Bringing it all together: Literacy, ICTs and the 21st Century Skills News Image

Literacy, 21st Century Skills, ICTs and a Common Pedagogical Framework seem to be flavours of the month in many schools, including mine. What’s not so evident is how schools blend these disparate strategies into one framework. Read More

8 Jun 2018 | Melbourne
Arts career takes passion and toughness News Image

Three of Australia’s most familiar faces from TV and the stage gave the Wakakirri Performing Arts Careers Day their advice for establishing a career in show business; the route is going to be hard, hard but not impossible. Read More

7 Jun 2018
Teachers encouraged to consider becoming a foster carer to help tackle shortage News Image

Given their background working with children, teaching professionals are being encouraged to consider becoming a foster carer to tackle a mass shortage. Read More

7 Jun 2018
ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award opens News Image

The Song Room and ARIA have announced that nominations for the second ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Telstra, are now open.
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7 Jun 2018
Insights Report forecasts skills priorities News Image

The future of work looks unclear but with coordination between education and industry the type of training that employers want will be clarified. The Insights Report combines intelligence from the AISC’s network of 64 Industry Reference Committees Read More

7 Jun 2018 | ANZ
Canon Oceania 2018 Grants Program – $30,000 available News Image

Canon Oceania has announced that its 2018 Grants Program is now open for nominations. The program is part of Canon Oceania’s commitment to Kyosei, which means to live and work for the common good. Read More

6 Jun 2018 | International
The Economist launches film and essay competitions News Image

The Economist is seeking young entrants for film and essay competitions as part of its Open Future initiative and winners will be invited to participate in the Open Future Festival held simultaneously in New York, London and Hong Kong. Read More

3 Jun 2018
National PJ Day fundraiser launched by Asthma Australia News Image

Asthma Australia is urging schools to get behind its PJ Day fundraiser by organising a day when students and teachers wear their nightclothes to school to raise awareness and funds to help children with asthma. Read More

3 Jun 2018
Expanding MyRoad program for Year 10-12 girls needs more mentors News Image

Now in its second year, the MyRoad program is growing and needs more mentors willing to conduct two-hour online mentoring sessions for girls in Years 10-12 wanting to know how make the most of their career opportunities  Read More

1 Jun 2018 | Queensland
Moral development begins with mum News Image

A team from the Uni Qld School of Psychology examined moral reasoning in children aged 10 and under and it's good news if you’re mum or a chicken but not so much if you’re a baddie. Teachers and police are a bit meh. Read More

1 Jun 2018 | International
Chinese student nationalism questioned News Image

Australia has a conflicted relationship with China, we rely on their largesse while harbouring more than a little suspicion regarding their intentions. In 2017 600,000 plus Chinese left for university overseas. Read More