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Why all the fuss about Internal Controls?

Watch it or the wheels might fall off - Wendy Collins

One embittered and rueful former CEO will spend a few days in Court next month, hoping that an ex-employee is found guilty of fraud. Over recent years he had placed total trust in his Accounts Clerk. He had given her increased access to the business bank accounts, credit cards and all things financial. He never guessed that she was fleecing his company of hundreds of thousands of dollars, to support her greed and her gambling addiction. Read More


17 Jan 2017 | NSW
Next gen technologists News Image

The DIGit summer camp is underway in Sydney, with more than 60 students from across Australia attending. The students will follow up summer school with a six-month program including another camp and professional mentoring. Read More

16 Jan 2017 | WA
OLNA results in WA shows massive improvements News Image

WA literacy and numeracy success rates have improved to more than 90% in Year 12. This improvement can be attributed to the introduction of the OLNA, which emphasises the importance of literacy and numeracy skills. Read More

16 Jan 2017 | NT
Making budgets better News Image

An independent review into the NT school funding model will consider the way school budgets are calculated and will look at what is paid for and managed by schools and the government. Read More

16 Dec 2016 | Australia
Uni transparency reforms to boost graduate quality News Image

New Graduate Outcomes Survey data, available on the QILT website, provides information on university entry standards, following recommendations from the Higher Educations Panel to make applying for further study clearer and simpler. Read More

15 Dec 2016 | NSW
NSW HSC 2016 News Image

The wait is over for around 77,000 students, with HSC results now available. In the 50th year of the HSC a record number of students achieved the highest possible results. Read More

14 Dec 2016 | Queensland
NAPLAN gains for Queensland’s Indigenous students News Image

Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have recorded some of their best results since NAPLAN began, with particularly strong performance from students in Years 3 and 5. Read More

13 Dec 2016 | Australia
Full 2016 NAPLAN national report published News Image

The 2016 NAPLAN National Report has been released, with final results by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation and education, and geolocation at year level and domain. Read More

12 Dec 2016 | Victoria
Record Number Of Vic Students Pass Their VCE News Image

49,765 Victorian students have completed their VCE this year. Results are now available and anyone who wants to change their university or TAFE preferences can do so until 14 December. Read More

12 Dec 2016 | Australia
Research: strong school identity can improve NAPLAN scores News Image

New psychology research from ANU has found that 'school identity', the feeling of being connected and belonging to a school, can lift student NAPLAN scores by as much as 10 points. Read More

9 Dec 2016 | Australia
ECA: Early childhood education is the answer News Image

Early Childhood Australia said a crucial factor is missing in all the discussion of how to address the declining performance of Australian students in international tests like PISA and TIMMS. Read More

8 Dec 2016 | Australia
Keeping kids in school sport News Image

The ASC released its inaugural AusPlay report. Findings indicate that kids often drop out of club sport activity beyond 11 years, highlighting the critical role schools play in maintaining satisfactory activity levels of Australian children. Read More

7 Dec 2016 | Australia
PISA results disappointing News Image

The PISA report released by ACER on the science, reading and mathematics skills of Australian 15 year olds indicates that Australia is slipping backwards relative to other countries. Read More