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News • July 2024

National Skills Taxonomy & Needs-based Funding

Join us for an online consultation session on Thursday 25 July at 3:30-4:30pm where we will discuss Jobs and Skills Australia’s new National Skills Taxonomy and the Australian government’s proposed Needs-based Funding system. The government is working through a number of recommendations from the Universities Accord at the moment and we are focussed on using… Continue Reading»

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Noticeboard • July 2024

The Noticeboard | July update

Welcome to the July edition of the Noticeboard, a monthly update with news and opportunities from around the sector. If you have anything you’d like to share with members please contact our Policy and Communications Officer Rebekah Harms. News from dassh Impact & Outcomes We’ve recently released two reports highlighting the wide-ranging economic, social and cultural… Continue Reading»

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In the news Impact and Outcomes
News • June 2024

Latest research in the news

Research Professional News reports on the latest research from DASSH. Read the article here. These reports highlight the wide-ranging economic, social and cultural impacts of the humanities, arts and social sciences in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The humanities, arts and social sciences deliver direct economic benefit to the Australian and New Zealand economies and… Continue Reading»

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Consultation
News • June 2024

Australian Tertiary Education Commission

Join us for an online consultation session on Tuesday 9 July from 11:30am – 12:30pm where we will discuss the functions of the proposed Australian Tertiary Education Commission. The government has released a Consultation Paper which you can read here. The Consultation Paper sets out ATEC’s role in managing student caps, implementing needs-based funding, and ensuring… Continue Reading»

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New Research
News • June 2024

Impact & Outcomes

We are excited to announce the release of two reports highlighting the wide-ranging economic, social and cultural impacts of the humanities, arts and social sciences in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.  The humanities, arts and social sciences deliver direct economic benefit to the Australian and New Zealand economies and bring with them huge social benefits.… Continue Reading»

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Conference 2024
News • June 2024

Conference tickets on sale

Connected Futures: What Next for Higher Education, Research and Leadership Building on the success of last year’s Conference, this year we will explore the theme of connecting – connecting with other disciplines, connecting with community, connecting with industry, and connecting with each other. Join with colleagues from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in Adelaide as we explore… Continue Reading»

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Noticeboard • June 2024

The Noticeboard | June update

Welcome to the June edition of the Noticeboard, a monthly update with news and opportunities from around the sector. If you have anything you’d like to share with members please contact our Policy and Communications Officer Rebekah Harms. News from dassh Special Interest Groups on AI and future of the Honours program established We are excited… Continue Reading»

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Jsa
News • June 2024

Jobs and Skills Australia Information and Feedback Session

DASSH will be hosting an information and feedback session with Jobs and Skills Australia’s (JSA) Director of Tertiary Skills and Pathways, Abbey Hall and Assistant Director Krisztian Baranyai for all members on 18 July at 12-1pm. This is a closed session for DASSH members only. JSA is a government body that aims to help Australia… Continue Reading»

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National Competitive Grants Program
News • May 2024

In the news: National Competitive Grants Program

Future Campus has reported on our recent submission to the National Competitive Grants Program policy review this week. Our Members have called for an expansion of the NCGP beyond a narrow focus on commercialisation to take into account broader research impacts, including around policy reform, public engagement and community enrichment, which are often the domain of research… Continue Reading»

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Job-ready Graduates
News • May 2024

In the news: Job-ready Graduates

DASSH President Nick Bisley has been interviewed in a recent article for the Australian Financial Review. Nick said the Job-ready Graduates scheme has not succeeded in turning students away from studying arts degrees but the scheme remains flawed. There hasn’t been a drop-off in the number of students doing arts and humanities, but we are… Continue Reading»

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Statement
Statements • May 2024

2024-25 Budget

The government delivered its budget on 14 May. While DASSH welcomes the government’s announcement that it will be implementing a needs-based funding scheme to come into effect from January 2026, the government has missed an opportunity to reform the Job-ready Graduates scheme which has unfairly targeted students in the humanities, arts and social sciences.  The… Continue Reading»

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Submission
Submissions • May 2024

National Competitive Grants Program

In April 2024, the Australian Research Council and the Department of Education called for feedback on a policy review of the National Competitive Grants Program. DASSH welcomes the opportunity to give feedback to this review. Our Members call for more research funding, including across pure and applied research, and between grants with shorter and longer… Continue Reading»

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