Education

Training provider tests waters on IPO

Careers Australia is the latest education company believed to be making plans to list on the ASX.

Australian Careers Network eyes October IPO

Vocational education provider to raise as much as $100m when listing on ASX.

Skills mismatch behind youth jobless: B20

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Making graduates more attractive to employers is key to reducing youth unemployment, a conference heard today.

Private equity targets five top growth sectors

Private equity groups are poised to pounce on these five sectors, identified as having the best growth potential for Australian investors.

Pyne to introduce university bill

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The Abbott government is expected to take its higher education reforms to parliament today.

US sales helps lift 3P Learning profit

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Educational software maker sees profit jump on increased American licenses.

Bangladesh next in Seek strategy

Online jobs and education group is set to make more offshore acquisitions.

Seek pushes into education in China

Seek, Packer-backed Chinese online job-market business is set to offer educational services.

Do some private schools harm job prospects?

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Despite Tony Abbott's Gonski commitment, the highly emotive public-private school funding debate is still going strong. And some recent studies reinforce the fact that not all private schools are equal.

'Earn or learn' while our tax dollars burn

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Canberra's approach to shepherding unemployed youth into work or study faces a challenge in ensuring government subsidies won’t be rorted.

Australia’s Chief Scientist is rightfully cranky

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While his global compatriots look to the future Ian Chubb is stuck with the thankless task of trying to convince the government that studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics is a good idea.

Autodesk’s $25m 'gift' to students

3D design software firm Autodesk will donate around 100 products to more than 5m students in Australia and New Zealand.

G8's aggressive rollout buoys profit

Largest listed childcare provider flags acquisition of further 25 centres.

Ten business-savvy Australians who found success without a degree

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Sometimes it pays not to go to university.

IDP Education targets IPO in 2014

Stakeholder Seek is expected to list the business within this calendar year, with the IPO process kicking off as early at September.

Coding is a trade in desperate need of apprentices

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A computer science degree isn't necessary to get a job in programming and not everyone needs to be a coding 'ninja' or 'rockstar'.

What's Abbott's elite education worth?

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Churning out more and more university graduates who can't think for themselves will do little to improve the economy. What we need is a return to the civil and critical thinking that universities used to teach.

Graduate jobs at 20-year low

Recent graduates finding it harder to get a job than at any time since 90s recession.

Flushing Australia's luck down the loo

In the digitally-powered economy, many industries will need global scale to underpin their survival. Australia’s paltry marks for innovation and export-oriented jobs should have policymakers very worried.

Navitas FY profit sharply falls

Education company weighed by university writedowns, upbeat about FY15 earnings.

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