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Category: Education

First roll out of free CIT VET courses next month

The first JobTrainer placements will be available at CIT next month, following an ACT and Federal Government initiative for free VET training.

Liberals promise more school buses and road safety measures

The Canberra Liberals will spend $12.5 million on school road safety and re-establish dedicated school buses if they win October’s election.

UC graduates celebrate despite no ceremony

It’s been a tough year for university students, with any number of traditions and coming-of-age rituals thrown into the COVID bin, but this year’s University of Canberra graduates can still...

Virtuoso composes virtual music for ‘Covid Time’

A track which is billed as the sound of COVID-19 and can be played virtually has been composed and recorded by musicians at The Australian National University.

ACT university graduates highly employable

Over 90% of students graduating from Canberra universities are in full-time work within three years of completing their studies.

Parents value early childhood educators, survey finds

New survey results show 84% of Canberra parents see early educators as a trusted knowledge source of their child’s development.

Universities welcome last-minute fee changes in Bill

The University of Canberra is confident it can continue to succeed within the Federal Government’s proposed Job-ready Graduates legislation, despite large parts of the Bill being criticised by the university sector.

Survey looks at health impacts of 2020 on pregnant women

The impact of the summer bushfires and COVID-19 on pregnant women and their babies will be determined by a four-part survey being conducted by The Australian National University (ANU).

Amaroo School promised $12 million expansion

Amaroo School’s senior campus will receive a more-than $12 million expansion that will permanently create a further 200 places, as part of the ACT Government's $400 million announcement for schools...

New $300M Woden CIT campus and public transport interchange confirmed

A new flagship CIT facility, public transport interchange and a multi-bed Youth Foyer will all be built in Woden over the next four years.

Lead-affected Yarralumla classrooms to reopen by end of month

The ACT Education Directorate expect all lead-affected classrooms at Yarralumla Primary School to be reopened by the end of August, after 11 were closed for cleaning and remediation over the July school holidays.

ANU School of Music connecting with Canberrans

The Australian National University’s School of Music has established a brand-new community advisory board, with a line-up of respected and diverse members to connect with Canberrans.

Your guide to Canberra’s digital tertiary open days

Canberra’s tertiary institutions have stepped up to the challenge of holding digital open days amidst the global pandemic.

Canberrans eager to hunt for scientific treasures

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, science-loving teams will disperse across the Capital for the Canberra Science Treasure Hunt, as part of National Science Week (15-23 August), where they...

National Science Week highlights LGBTIQA+ in STEM

Members of the LGBTIQA+ community have been making waves in the STEM fields for several years, and a National Science Week event is looking to highlight that.

Fewer than 10 students involved in ‘inapproriate’ school email incident

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has labelled a school email spamming incident on Friday (14 August) last week as disappointing and inappropriate.

UC Open Day goes online

This year’s University of Canberra (UC) Open Day is going virtual, so future students can get to know the campus – and staff – from the comfort of their very own home.

Get creative with Shirty Science this week

If you’re ready to combine your love for science and creativity, tune into Shirty Science’s Instagram page during National Science Week (15-23 August).

Face pareidolia: seeing faces in everyday objects

Face pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – uses the same brain processes that we use to recognise and interpret other ‘real’ human faces, university researchers have found.

New Future Skills Academy for north Canberra

Canberra's northside is now home to a new Future Skills Academy, based at the UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra.

Curtin students design new sensory playground

Students in years three to six at Curtin Primary School are enjoying their newly-completed sensory playground, which they helped to design themselves. The playground includes a number...