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New school leaving age for South Australia. Plans to lift the school leaving age from 16 to 17 in 2009 and open the first of 10 new Trade Schools for the Future are part of wide ranging measures to ensure all young South Australians are in school, training or work. A 'school day' for students could include traditional lessons, TAFE…

Children and youth news from ABS. In the news on children and youth developments, The Information Development Plan (IDP) for children and youth is undergoing its first annual review and input into the review has been sought from major stakeholders in the children and youth field. Also, the former Child Care Survey, which is now known as the Childhood Education…

Premier announces new model for future schools.   The State Government has unveiled a plan for the private sector to design, build and operate 10 schools in Melbourne's outer suburbs. ... [Central Ranges LLEN News]

Premier announces new model for future schools.   The State Government has unveiled a plan for the private sector to design, build and operate 10 schools in Melbourne's outer suburbs. ... [Central Ranges LLEN News] [Bill: Education - Australia]

Industry Skills Council (ISCs) and TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) agree on 'shared priorities'. Australia's 10 Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) and TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) have established a shared position on a number of issues related to the skilling of Australia's workforce. These are: more professional development; achieving a national approach; and establishing a public funding model for workforce development. [Vocational…

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Lifelong Learning is being transformed into a fully-fledged international UNESCO Institute. The Institute will be responsible for UNESCO's work in literacy, non-formal education and adult learning. [Adult Community Education Headlines]

$162m deal for faster internet. Affordable broadband internet will be made available across Australia as part of a $162.5 million package to be unveiled today by the Australian Government. [School Education Headlines]

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