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HIgher Education

ACU to use $45m grant to establish STEM centre

Australian Catholic University will establish a STEM Centre of Education Excellence at its Strathfield campus after securing a $45 million New South Wales Government grant.

HIgher Education

No short-term solution to teacher shortage: ACU

Australian Catholic University has urged caution amid calls to reduce comprehensive postgraduate teaching degrees to one-year courses.

HIgher Education

Notre Dame university offers guidance to school students

The University of Notre Dame will establish an educational guidance facility in western Sydney to increase opportunities for local students to get a tertiary education. Source: Mirage News.

Disability HIgher Education

Big grant to support caregivers raising children with disabilities

A $6.9 million grant will allow an Australian Catholic University-led consortium to deliver a program that will empower, support and connect caregivers raising children with developmental concerns or disabilities.

Health HIgher Education

Notre Dame to help boost paramedic numbers in Western Australia

Helping to meet the growing demand for highly skilled paramedics in Western Australia is the aim of a new fast-tracked training program developed by The University of Notre Dame Australia. Source: The eRecord.

Employment HIgher Education

ACU informs staff of $30m savings plan

Australian Catholic University will cut jobs, travel and consultancies to save $30 million next year as it suffers the financial impact of losing domestic students who have abandoned higher education to take jobs or travel. Source: The Australian.

HIgher Education Social Services

Low-income and disadvantaged hardest hit by ballooning HECS debts 

Catholic Social Services Australia says the Albanese Government’s review of policy, funding and governance issues within the tertiary sector must look at student loans and repayment mechanisms, particularly for low-paid and disadvantaged former students.

Education HIgher Education Spirituality

Program boosts trainee teachers’ spirituality and skills

Australian Catholic University pre-service teachers taking part in a comprehensive mentoring program have experienced a significant drop in anxiety and dramatically improved their Catholic and spiritual literacy, new research shows.

Food Security HIgher Education

Catholic universities join forces with UN to tackle world hunger

A new agreement has been forged between the international Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to address the world’s food and health inequalities. Source: ACU.