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Australian Business Schools rank among the world’s best!

In the latest 2023 Business Master’s Rankings, seven Australian business schools ranked top 100 globally for specialist Business Masters in Management, Finance, Marketing, Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management.

Most business schools in Australia have gained world-leading accreditations, such as AACSB and EQUIS – the most prestigious standards in business education. This means you will enjoy a learning experience that meets the highest standards of a world-class education.

Interested in studying business in Australia? Use our course search tool to explore your study options. http://ow.ly/ap9X50L7Chk

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Queensland considers stronger regulations after students quizzed over teacher’s living arrangements!

Queensland’s education minister, Grace Grace, says she is considering beefing up the powers of the independent schools’ regulator, to ensure students outside the state system are “protected and supported”.

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University of Canberra

Last week we launched our brand-new Advanced Engineering Lab. Check out the flexible open space for teaching with tech such as drones, programmable autonomous devices, and robotics

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Part-time jobs in Australia for foreign students

There are rules for all international students studying in Australia who want to work part-time. Education might be cheaper than in the USA, but the cost of living is relatively high in Australia. For international students to study and live comfortably in Australia, they might need to work also

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Spotlight on Training and Adult Education Trends and Jobs-Skills Insights in Singapore

In 2021, our workforce training participation rate reached a high of 50% amidst the pandemic, with a record

Number of 660,000 individuals participating in upskilling and reskilling efforts funded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). Demand for workforce reskilling and upskilling is expected to rise in tandem with the needs of the Digital Economy, Green Economy, and Care Economy.

The aspiration is for lifelong learning to be the cutting edge of our workforce and our economy, to enable Singaporeans access to more and better jobs, and to adapt well to a shortening shelf-life of skills. To achieve this ambition, it cannot be business-as-usual for the Training and Adult Education (TAE) sector. For those involved in TAE, new skills and new capabilities need to be acquired.

This inaugural Jobs-Skills Quarterly Insights highlights three emerging trends that are driving the demand  or TAE jobs and skills:

1. Education Technologies (EdTech) and related skills are powering the TAE business. Today, our universities, private education institutions, and training organisations are amongst the top hiring companies for emerging roles such as Instructional Designers and Technologists. The top skills in demand for these roles include Learning Solution Design, Technology-Enabled Learning Delivery, and Curriculum Design *, as organisations strive for closer integration between technology, learning and performance enhancement.

2. There is increased recognition of the criticality of workplace learning, and the need for capabilities to organise the workplace for learning. Based on job posting data, demand for workplace learning roles such as learning-performance consultant has more than doubled between Q2 2021 to Q1 2022. The top skills in demand for these roles include Project Management, Learning and Development, and Learning Mode Design, as well as critical core skills such as Creative Thinking, Digital Fluency, and Learning Agility.

3. Career/learning counselling and coaching-related skills have risen in significance and demand, to translate industry trends and business transformations to tangible actions that can be taken by individuals who want to enhance their workplace performance or prepare for career pivoting. With increasing need for personalised advice and coaching, the top skills in demand for these roles include People Capability Development, Performance Management, and Workplace Performance Diagnosis. More companies are investing in these in-house capabilities, spurring demand for new roles such as Career/Workplace Coaches.

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Savings up to $9,000 AUD: the UWA College International Launch Scholarship

05 September 2022

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on their pathway tuition fees when they join a pathway program in October 2022. 

Why choose the University of Western Australia? 

  • Top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023) 
  • Part of Australia’s elite ‘Group of 8’ universities 
  • 5 stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2021) 
  • 4,500+ global industry partnerships

This new scholarship celebrates the launch of UWA College – INTO’s newest location, which offers guaranteed progression to the University of Western Australia (UWA). 

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Griffith College: Pathways to either Nursing or Health Science degrees

Griffith College offers two very distinct Health programs to meet the specific needs of the health programs with our partner, Griffith University.
 
The Diploma of Health Care is a targeted program blending the art of caring with the science of anatomy and physiology. All the educators for the clinical courses are registered nurses with additional qualifications in teaching and health education. It is a direct pathway to the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University.
 
The Diploma of Health Science is a science-based program designed to prepare students for an allied health or health science pathway, including areas such as pharmacy, laboratory assistant, pathology technician or allied health worker to mention a few. The educators have science-based degrees and backgrounds.

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Congratulations on your well-deserved success

Congratulations on your well-deserved success. Begin your study abroad dream with Aspirations Education, your trusted partner in overseas education. Apply now for next intake.

For more information please call

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Manitoba, Canada minimum wage to increase to $13.50 this October

The Manitoba government has announced that the provincial minimum wage will be raised to $13.50 effective October 1, 2022, from its current rate of $11.95.  The provincial minimum wage will undergo a second special inflationary increase On April 1, 2023, when the new provincial minimum rate will be raised to $14.15.

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International students in Australia can now work over 40 hours a fortnight!

Temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Due to workforce shortages, there is a temporary relaxation of student visa work limits to all sectors of the economy. This takes effect immediately for all ongoing students as well as new student arrivals who wish to commence a job prior to course commencement. This means that international students can work before their course commences and work more than 40 hours a fortnight in any sector of the economy. This also includes secondary applicants.

This is a temporary arrangement and will be reviewed by the Government in April 2022. Check back regularly for updates.​

In addition, if a student visa holder travels to Australia between 19 January to 19 March 2022, they will be eligible for a refund of their visa application charge. Students will be able to apply for a refund up until 31 December 2022. ​​Details of how to apply for a refund will be available shortly.

For more information see Temporary changes to visa work conditions for Students and Working H​oliday Makers​.​

Information for students

You must continue to balance your study and work commitments even though there is flexibility in the number of hours you can work.

Students must still:

  • maintain their course enrolment
  • ensure satisfactory course attendance, and
  • ensure satisfactory course progress.

Student visa holders who cancel their enrolment and stop attending classes, or fail to meet satisfactory course progress, may be in breach of their visa conditions.  

If you are working or have an offer of employment in a critical sector​, and you have finished your course, you may be eligible for a COVID-19 Pandemic (subclass 408) visa. You can only apply for this visa 90 days before your student visa is due to expire.​

Information for employers

Employers must continue to follow Australian workplace law. Overseas workers, including international students, have the same rights under Australian workplace law as all other employees.

While these measures are in place, the Department of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force will:

  • exercise their discretion under s116(1)(b) of the Migration Act 1958. This is to not cancel the visas of students who work  more than 40 hours each fortnight to support your organisation
  • not refer student visa holders for investigation of any potential offence under s235 of the Migration Act 1958. This might relate to the hours worked by a student visa holder in breach of their visa conditions
  • not refer you or relevant third-party labour hire companies, as an employer, for investigation of any potential offence under s245AC of the Migration Act 1958. This  might relate to allowing a student visa holder to work in breach of their visa conditions.​

Flexible arrangements regarding start dates due to COVID-19

The Department understands that some students may not be able to start their course of study on time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Make sure your education provider knows that you cannot start your studies due to COVID-19 restrictions. There are options that can ensure you are not in breach of your visa conditions. Your education provider can tell you what options are available to you for your situation.

If you hold a Student visa, make contact with your education provider if you cannot travel due to COVID-19 restrictions. Make sure that you are enrolled in an approved course of study at all times. 

Be aware that we may cancel your visa if you:

  • fail to start studies on time, or
  • do not hold a current or active Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Your education provider will be able to help you so this does not happen. 

If you are outside Australia and have not held an active or current CoE, check your visa status on (VEVO). Do this before making any travel plans to ensure your visa status has not changed.​

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/temporary-relaxation-of-working-hours-for-student-visa-holders#:~:text=This%20takes%20effect%20immediately%20for,any%20sector%20of%20the%20economy.