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July 18, 2018

Vet Providers Banned from Charging Early Withdrawal Fees

VET providers will no longer be able to charge withdrawal fees to students who drop out of their course before the education census date.

Tags: vet

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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Albert Einstein

July 18, 2018

Figures Point to Employment Growth

Labour Force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics earlier this month paint a positive picture for employment, with the unemployment rate remaining steady at six per cent and youth unemployment dropping to 13.

Tags: unemployment / Australian Bureau of Statistics

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July 18, 2018

Increasing Sales in Your Career Management Business

One of the complaints I hear from career practitioners is how reactive to client demands the work is and that it’s difficult to proactively sell career services.

Tags: personal reflection / sales / member focus

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July 18, 2018

Navigating the midlife career journey

Midlife can be an uncertain period where work and family roles are changing and the road ahead is yet to be mapped out.

Tags: personal reflection / career change

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July 18, 2018

Understanding The Value of Networking

It’s all too common to hear that it’s who you know, not what you know.

Tags: LinkedIn / networking / member focus

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July 18, 2018

Changes to Employment Services

Announced in 2014, changes to the federal government’s employment services system are fast approaching.

Tags: employment services

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A ship in a harbour is safe - but that is not what ships are built for.

John Shedd

July 18, 2018

Government to Crack Down On Vet Providers

Training providers will be banned from offering ‘miraculously short’ diploma programs, as well as using incentives such as laptops, prizes or cash to attract potential students, under new reforms to the VET FEE-HELP scheme.

Tags: VET / FEE-HELP / VET reforms

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July 18, 2018

Forty Per Cent of Vocational Loans Won’t Be Repaid, Says Study

With more on VET FEE-HELP loans, an analysis conducted by the Grattan Institute has found that more than a third of loans granted to Vocational Education and Training (VET) students will never be repaid.

Tags: VET / FEE-HELP / VET reforms

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July 18, 2018

Girls Continue to Shy Away from Maths and Science Study

An international study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that girls are opting out of science and maths study, with a quarter of female students choosing not to study the fields in their senior years of school.

Tags: gender studies / STEM / science / maths

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