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Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

The financial cost of designing new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time around. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to … Continue reading Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

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Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service - Download the ebook!

Growth in digital innovations has created a range of opportunities for enhanced customer service delivery. However, government agencies continue to grapple with effectively managing customer service channels while continuing to gather and analyse meaningful customer data. In addition, as the front facing component of the public sector evolves, it is important to bring internal stakeholders … Continue reading Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service – Download the ebook!

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Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

Claremont College is a thriving co-educational primary school, renowned across Sydney as a school that achieves excellence in all aspects of its operation. Claremont College is an inclusive school where students with a wide range of abilities and special needs are catered for through a fully integrated approach to learning within a co-teaching model. Claremont … Continue reading Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

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Data.gov.au to become a 'world-leading example of public open data'

The data.gov.au platform is set to become a “world-leading example of public open data infrastructure” under new plans by the Data Infrastructure Engagement (DIGE) team and Data61 (CSIRO’s digital research network). Data61 was tasked with employing “data analytics to connect disparate government datasets and publicly release them on open data platforms” as part of the … Continue reading Data.gov.au to become a ‘world-leading example of public open data’

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Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

“For too long, schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.” Teachers make generations of difference – impacting the children we teach today, their children and their children. Having a great education creates great opportunity, and opportunities for future generations. The environment where that learning takes place is vital. If our … Continue reading Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

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Dec 18

3 Tips for Safe Sterilisation Practices

Author:Ash Natesh

    Sterilising and disinfecting medical equipment is of utmost importance for the healthcare industry. Thousands of patients die every year or are infected with a disease because medical equipment was not properly sterilised. Complications surface in many surgeries due to improper sterilisation. Detailed below are three of the most effective ways to sterilisation medical … Continue reading 3 Tips for Safe Sterilisation Practices

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Dec 18

Funding cuts in University

Author:Ash Natesh

An estimated 10,000 university spaces will go unfunded this year because of federal government budget cuts, according to Universities Australia. Just before christmas, the coalition announced a freeze on funding for the commonwealth grants scheme, which covers the cost of higher education. That will force universities to find “band-aid” solutions to cover their costs this … Continue reading Funding cuts in University

13
Dec 18

Community Sector and Development l 2018 review

Author:Ash Natesh

**Information sourced from the Community Sector and Development IRC’s 2018 Skills Forecast (forthcoming). Employment trends Employment snapshot The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is the largest employing industry in Australia. In 2018 there were close to 1.7 million people who were employed in this industry, which is projected to increase to over 1.9 million … Continue reading Community Sector and Development l 2018 review

13
Dec 18

2018 review of The Aged Care Sector

Author:Ash Natesh

We interviewed, Chris Dougherty, General Manager, Human Resources Prescare & Professor Michael Woods, Centre of Health Economics Research & Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney. Here is their Insights on what the challenges and wins the aged care sector has faced in 2018: Chris Dougherty, General Manager, Human Resources Prescare “The largest challenge was the looming … Continue reading 2018 review of The Aged Care Sector

13
Dec 18

A Matter of Care : 2018 Aged Care workforce Review by Professor John Pollaers OAM

Author:Ash Natesh

In undertaking his work, Professor John Pollaers OAM (Chairman Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce at Australian Department of Health) uncovered some inescapable truths that impact on how the community views aged care and, indeed, how the industry sees itself. The Strategy that he has set out identifies significant opportunities for the industry and individual organisations … Continue reading A Matter of Care : 2018 Aged Care workforce Review by Professor John Pollaers OAM

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Dec 18

How do you build careers into your curriculum?

Author:Ash Natesh

The practice of embedding employability into the curriculum has been the subject of much inquiry in the Higher Education (HE) sector. With increased student numbers in the market it is important for universities to stay above the competition to improve graduate outcomes. So, how can educators embed learning and teaching activities that are both appropriate … Continue reading How do you build careers into your curriculum?

12
Dec 18

The dangers of workplace fatigue & how to manage the consequences

Author:Ash Natesh

Workplace fatigue is a familiar and ongoing challenge for those in 24-hour industries. However, the rise of technology and the ability to work from almost anywhere has led to an increase in fatigue-related incidents across a number of sectors. There has been new legislations directly around fatigue in aviation and transport and an expansion to … Continue reading The dangers of workplace fatigue & how to manage the consequences

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Dec 18

A first look at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview’s new learning spaces

Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview has finished putting the final touches on their brand new Therry Building. The Therry Building includes flexible learning spaces to encourage more collaborative teaching and learning across four facilities, with space for staff and six House areas (The Ignis Project). Its landscape design also provides opportunities for outside learning and socialisation. … Continue reading A first look at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview’s new learning spaces