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Thinking about university?: TAFE/UWS pathways: working together to create new futures: 2015

There are many pathways available to TAFE students considering university as their next step in tertiary studies. The University of Western Sydney (UWS) welcomes over 2,000 students each year from TAFE who use their vocational studies to enter and study at university. Many of these students are guaranteed a university place on successful completion of their TAFE studies. They also receive credit transfer for their TAFE courses. This booklet provides details of the multiple pathways across a wide range of study areas.

There are many pathways available to TAFE students considering university as their next step in tertiary studies. The ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: University of Western Sydney (UWS)
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales
Resource type: Guide
Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Vocational education and training;

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Governance and higher education in Pakistan: what roles do boards of governors play in ensuring the academic quality maintenance in public universities versus private universities in Pakistan?

There are major structural issues in the higher education system in Pakistan leading to poor governance of institutions and questionable quality of education. This paper looks at the differences in the role of boards of governors in maintaining quality of education in both the public and the private sector universities in Pakistan. After having conducted qualitative research by interviewing selected academics and by secondary research, the problems in the governance of higher education in the country were identified. Governance in higher education is then analyzed in terms of the Boards of Governors of universities and their role and the overall management and organizational structure of the higher education institutions in both sectors. This paper further explores the role of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan as a regulator of higher education in the country and its policies regarding quality assurance. This discussion helps in identifying the differences that are present in the governance structures of universities in both sectors. The result has been that the private sector boards portray a more efficient system compared to the public sector boards that lack autonomy and are under strong political influence. The recommendations that have been made require for a change in the organizational structures of boards in the public sector and increased checks by the HEC to promote good governance and quality assurance in universities in the country.

There are major structural issues in the higher education system in Pakistan leading to poor governance of institutions and ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Usman, Sidra
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Pakistan; Asia
Journal title: International journal of higher education
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Governance; Higher education; Quality;

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The 1995 LSAY Year 9 cohort: 24 year-olds in 2005

This report provides details of the activities and experiences of the Year 9 class of 1995 in the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) project at a single point in time. Information on this cohort was first collected in 1995, when the respondents were Year 9 students in Australian schools. The reference period for this report is 2005, when the modal age of respondents was 24 years.

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Authors: Underwood, Catherine; Hillman, Kylie J.; Rothman, Sheldon
Date: 2007
Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia
Resource type: Report
Series name: LSAY cohort report
Subjects: Youth; Apprenticeship; Traineeship;

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Creation of a professionalism scale for hospitality students: an exploratory study

The hospitality industry is dependent on a professional staff to exceed guests' expectations. Existing research has focused primarily on the various attributes necessary for success in the hospitality industry. The primary focus of this research was professionalism and hospitality students' self-perception of their professional attributes. Data collected from a focus group of hospitality human resource managers were used to develop a professionalism scale. The scale produced five factors that explained 53.6 per cent of the variance in the responses. Students were more likely to agree in their preparedness for the interview process, but less in agreement of their preparedness for workplace issues. This research provides an exploratory study into a student's perception of his or her own professional abilities and could be used as a placement tool for human resource managers and a benchmark to determine student's professional aptitude by hospitality management professors.

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Authors: Kaufman, Tammie J.; Ricci, Peter
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: North America; United States
Journal title: SAGE open
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Industry; Students; Skills and knowledge;

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Destination where?: jobs for university and VET graduates

This presentation was made at the national conference of the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services at Southern Cross University in Lismore [New South Wales] in December 2003. The slides are entitled: Choosing a vocation; The issue; Occupation, skill and education; Occupational change, 1986 to 2001; Top 10 occupations, 2001; Top 10 growing occupations, 1986 to 2001; Professions in boom; What's driving the changes?; Change in graduate numbers and employed, 1992 to 2002; Employment status and working-time of graduates, 1992 and 2002; Employment status and working-time of graduates, 2002; Type of qualifications essential or desirable for job; Requirements stipulated in advertisement, by occupation (percentage of vacancies); Employment status and occupational profile of graduates, 2002; Qualifications held, by occupation and age, May 2001; Where graduates employed, 1997 and 2002; Earnings of graduates, 2001; Growth in earnings, 1993-2001; Variation in earnings, 1993-2001.

This presentation was made at the national conference of the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services at ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Cully, Mark
Conference name: National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services Conference
Date: 2003
Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Employment; Students; Outcomes;

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Eliminating educational inequality through e-learning: the case of Virtual University of Pakistan

This study aims at examining the role of e-learning in combating the issues of inequality in terms of access and quality in the field of higher education in Pakistan. The education system in Pakistan is mainly characterized by educational disparity. The standard of education is directly proportional to the investment students make in the form of registration and fees. Another important issue is the non-availability of reputed educational institutes in small towns and villages. Unfortunately, very few people from rural areas have access to quality higher education. Virtual University of Pakistan through its distance e-learning mode has come forward to break this trend in social inequality by providing equal educational opportunities to all social classes through its affordable fee structure yet ensuring high standards of teaching.

This study aims at examining the role of e-learning in combating the issues of inequality in terms of access and quality in ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Din, Aisha Muhammad; Jabeen, Sadia
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Pakistan; Asia
Journal title: Open praxis
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Equity; Higher education; Teaching and learning;

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Who are Australia's information educators?

In recent years, there has been considerable discussion of the challenges facing the future of information education in Australia. This paper reports a study that explored the characteristics and experiences of Australia's information educators. The study was undertaken as part of a larger project, which was designed to establish a consolidated and holistic picture of the Australian information profession and identify how its future education could be mediated in a cohesive and sustainable manner. Sixty-nine of Australia's information educators completed an online questionnaire that gathered data on aspects such as age, gender, rank, qualifications, work activities and job satisfaction. The key findings from this study confirm that a number of pressing issues are confronting information educators in Australia. For example, Australia's information educators are considerably older than that of the total Australian academic workforce; over half the information educators who participated in the study are looking to retire in the next 10 years; and Australia's information educators spend more time on service activities than members of other disciplines within Australia's education system and place a stronger importance on teaching over research. Left unaddressed, these issues will have significant implications for the future of information education as well as the broader information profession. Many of the key observations drawn from this study may also have relevance to other disciplines in the Australian educational context.

In recent years, there has been considerable discussion of the challenges facing the future of information education in ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Partridge, Helen; Hider, Philip; Burford, Sally;
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Journal title: Australian library journal
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Higher education; Industry; Research;

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The Year 9 class of 1998 in 2004

This report provides details of the experiences of the 1998 Year 9 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth [LSAY]. Information on this cohort was first collected in 1998, when these young people were Year 9 students in Australian schools. The reference period for this report is October 2004, when the modal age of respondents was 21 years. Highlights in the report include: in 2004, 35 per cent of members of the cohort were participating in full-time tertiary study at a university or TAFE institution; a further three per cent of cohort members were engaged in part-time study at university or TAFE; 11 per cent were undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, or were engaged in some other form of study, including short courses; 50 per cent were not enrolled in education or training in October 2004, an increase of 10 per cent from 2003; 19 per cent of cohort members had not participated in any formal post-school study; 19 per cent of cohort members in 2004 had completed a post-secondary qualification, nine percentage points more than reported in 2003; 48 per cent of the 1998 Year 9 LSAY cohort were employed full-time, including four per cent who were also studying full-time at university or TAFE; 37 per cent of cohort members were employed part-time; 77 per cent of cohort members were living with either one or both of their parents, representing a decrease of four percentage points since 2003; the vast majority of cohort members reported high levels of satisfaction with various aspects of their lives, including their life as a whole, their relationships with others and their standard of living; and cohort members also expressed high levels of satisfaction with their future and their career prospects.

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Authors: Underwood, Catherine
Date: 2005
Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia
Resource type: Report
Series name: LSAY cohort report
Subjects: Youth; Apprenticeship; Traineeship;

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The Year 9 class of 1998 in 2003

This report provides details of the experiences of the 1998 Year 9 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth [LSAY]. Information on this cohort was first collected in 1998, when these young people were Year 9 students in Australian schools. The reference period for this report is October 2003, when the modal age of respondents was 19 years. Highlights in the report include: in October 2003, 44 per cent of members of the 1998 Year 9 LSAY cohort were participating in full-time tertiary study at a university or TAFE institution; a further three per cent of cohort members were engaged in part-time study at university or TAFE; 13 per cent were undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, or were engaged in some other form of study, including short courses; 39 per cent of the 1998 Year 9 LSAY cohort were employed full-time, including three per cent who were also studying full-time at university or TAFE; 40 per cent of the cohort were employed part-time; approximately five per cent of the cohort were unemployed, a rate similar to that reported in previous years; 71 per cent of cohort members were living with either one or both of their parents, representing a decrease since 2002; and the overwhelming majority of cohort members reported high levels of satisfaction with various aspects of their lives, including their relationships with others and their standard of living.

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Authors: Rothman, Sheldon; Underwood, Catherine
Date: 2005
Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia
Resource type: Report
Series name: LSAY cohort report
Subjects: Youth; Apprenticeship; Traineeship;

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Too good to fail: the financial sustainability of higher education in England

The goal of this inquiry was to better understand the threats to the financial sustainability of higher education, and how these could be overcome to create a sustainable higher education sector in the short-, medium-, and long-term. The Higher Education Commission spent nine months researching the financial sustainability of higher education in England, speaking to over 60 experts in higher education and finance, and students currently at university. The inquiry considered: what should be sustained in the current higher education system; what are the biggest threats to higher education in England; and how can providers, the government and others mitigate these threats. The report makes 16 recommendations to help safeguard the future sustainability of higher education in England. Also presented are six options on funding models, weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The goal of this inquiry was to better understand the threats to the financial sustainability of higher education, and how ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Higher Education Commission (Great Britain)
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe
Resource type: Report
Subjects: Finance; Higher education; Sustainability;

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