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NT Seeks Support Services for New Apprenticeships Centres The Australian and Northern Territory Government are calling for tenders to support employers and individuals through New Apprenticeships Centres. The support services needed include the provision of information, marketing and administration of the Australian and Northern Territory Government's New Apprenticeships initiatives and providing ongoing support throughout the New Apprenticeships. Tenders will be accepted up to 5pm on 27 February 2006. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


New Online Service Directory The Special Minister of State, Senator Eric Abetz, announced the development of a new online service directory which includes information from both the Australian and state governments. 'The Federated Service Finder (FSF) is the first project developed under the auspices of the National Service Improvement Program, which is geared towards assisting governments to develop collaborative agreements to improve service delivery', Minister Abetz said. AGIMO Media release, 19 January 2006 From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Support for Community-based Arts The Australia Council for the Arts has announced its funding support for a variety of community-based arts projects and programs over the next 12 months. The funding is for a diverse range of community arts activities - collaborations with professional artists - among regional, disability, multicultural and youth communities across Australia. The Community Cultural Development Grants Program, which is open to individuals, groups and organisations, will be offered again in 2006. Further information is available from the Australia Council for the Arts. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


www.dissinagrace.com Posted By Joe Husak on Jan 15th 9:40PM: dissinagrace has been around for a while, but not until the release of "with friends like these" has the music been reffered to as "inspirational," "mesmerizing," and "devistating." reinventing the sound of progressive rock, dissinagrace is a powerful mix of modern melodies and innovative vocals backed by aggressive drum beats and harmonizing bass riffs. without having played a single live set, dissinagrace has begun to build a loyal following of fans in its hometown of portage lakes, ohio. eyeing an explosive live debut in early 2006, don't miss o From Common Content: Newest Items on January 19, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


The Interactive Fly The website here is a cyberspace guide to Drosophila development and metazoan evolution. Drosophila is a genus of a small, two-winged fly that is a favorite of researchers of the mechanisms of inheritance. Called The Interactive Fly, this website is a top-flight model of how a subject can be centered on one virtual page while [...] From Golden Swamp on January 19, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..


CSS Zen Garden This resource provides illustrative examples of how cascading style sheets (CSS) might be applied within web pages. Offers sample HTML files, as well as css code files, which download directly into Dream Weaver or other web design packages. Users are invited to customise their own CSS files and provide access to them via the Zen Garden so that others may learn from their work. A resource guide features tutorials on design techniques and bug fixes. From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 19, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..


Value Based Management Management Definitions From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 19, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


SC: 19/01 AOL security flaw will require update A security flaw in the software supplied by AOL (America Online) to its internet customers has a critical flaw in client system which runs on the local computer; the flaw is serious enough to allow a malicious person to take over and compromise a system across the Internet. The flaw concerns an ActiveX control in AOL's YGP Picture Finder Tool, used by AOL's 'You've Got Pictures' photo-sharing service ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on January 19, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


"with friends like these" ep Posted By Joe Husak on Jan 15th 9:38PM: dissinagrace has been around for a while, but not until the release of "with friends like these" has the music been reffered to as "inspirational," "mesmerizing," and "devistating." reinventing the sound of progressive rock, dissinagrace is a powerful mix of modern melodies and innovative vocals backed by aggressive drum beats and harmonizing bass riffs. without having played a single live set, dissinagrace has begun to build a loyal following of fans in its hometown of portage lakes, ohio. eyeing an explosive live debut in early 2006, don't miss o From Common Content: Newest Items on January 19, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


NCVER VET Research Funding 6 February is the cut-off date for research proposals on four of the nine VET research priorities identified by NCVER for 2006. The four priorities in the first round are: contemporary models for employment based training; industry-by-industry approach to skills planning; higher level VET training (at Certificate IV level and above) and flexible funding models. A funding round for the remaining research priorities will be announced in February. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 4:25 a.m..


A First for Tasmania's Tourism and Hospitality Casuals A pilot project announced 17 January 2006 will provide access to apprenticeships and traineeships and aims to create full time work and career opportunities. The state government of Tasmania's Office of Post Compulsory Education and Training (OPCET) together with the Australian Hotels Association, the Restaurant and Catering Organisation and the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union structured the program. Candidates for the pilot program will be selected in February 2006, with training to begin in March 2006. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 4:25 a.m..


What makes vocational training programs in schools work? A study of New South Wales and Queensland schools This report investigates stakeholders' views on school-based vocational programs in New South Wales and Queensland schools from 2000 to 2002. It examines the objectives and expected outcomes for students, school VET coordinators, trainers and employers. Challenges facing the implementation of a school-based VET program are summarised and solutions offered. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 4:25 a.m..


NCVER 2005 Student Outcomes Survey This publication provides information regarding the training outcomes for students who completed training during 2004 at TAFE institutes or other registered private and community education providers. For the first time, this publication reports on outcomes of students from all VET providers (not just TAFE) and includes students funded by the Commonwealth and states, as well as those training on a fee-for-service basis. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 1:55 a.m..


Trading places: The impact and outcomes of market reform in vocational education and training The purpose of this study is to evaluate, from a national perspective, the impact and outcomes of market reform in vocational education and training (VET), particularly the introduction of competitive tendering and 'user choice'. It does so by examining the structure, composition and dynamics of contestable or 'quasi-markets' for VET, assessing the impact and effects of market reform on providers and clients, and evaluating the outcomes of market reform in VET. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 1:55 a.m..


19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) 2006 The ISSBD 2006 provides the opportunity to join Australian and International colleagues in the study of behavioural development. Participation in ISSBD 2006 will allow the opportunity to experience life down-under, renew friendships and research contacts, and embark on new associations as you keep up to date with the latest research and thinking on human development. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..


British Council Australia - Scotland Scholarship The British Council Australia invites applications for the Scotland Scholarship for the 2006/07 session. The scholarship covers tuition fee, airfare and stipend for a taught Masters course of up to 12 months' duration at any Scottish institution. Applications close 17 Mar. The following subject areas will be given priority: science and technology, creative industries (including arts, design and culture). The course must be: a Masters programme of not more than 12 months' duration, based in a Scottish higher education institution during the academic year 2006/7. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..


Globalization, Digitization, Access, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage This bi-annual conference provides interested library and information science professionals the opportunity to discuss the many issues facing libraries. The conference will bring together a wide range of experts in library and information science, infrastructure, technology, international development and policy. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


6th International Publishers Association Copyright Symposium: Publishing and the Public Interest Presentations will address subjects relevant and critical to the business and policy decisions publishers will have to make in the near future: some sessions will allow participants to catch up on 'hot' issues like new copyright legislation around the world, book digitization (Google etc.) and copyright and education. Others will tackle searching questions facing the industry: How can we improve the bad press that copyright and publishers have had in recent years? How can publishers promote the cultural heritage and wealth of their communities? Does copyright play a role? There will From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


PhD Scholarships: APAI and Top-up - The University of Queensland, Brisbane School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, An Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) of $24,338 p.a. (indexed), funded by the Australian Research Council, is available for a PhD student to conduct research on State of the Parks assessment commencing in 2006. A second top-up scholarship of $6,500 p.a. for 3 years is also available for a student with an Australian Postgraduate Award. The students will join a team of three academics and a post-doctoral fellow in the $500,000 ARC Linkage project Building capacity for adaptive management in protected areas through improved systems for monito From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Global University Alliance Marks First Milestone The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was officially launched at the Inaugural IARU Presidents' Meeting in Singapore. The IARU consists of 10 research-intensive universities - the Australian National University, ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, The University of Tokyo and Yale University. The Presidents have elected Australian National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb as chairman for 2006-07. Media release, 14 Janua From EdNA Online on January 18, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Nomads (New Internationalist No. 266) New Internationalist Issue 266 is dedicated to three main groups of nomads: Pastoralists, Hunter-gatherers and Traders and Craftworkers. Contents include: Nomads at the crossroads: the efforts to convince nomads to settle down; Sea nomads from Indonesia; Don't fence me in: Herders versus farmers in Senegal; Desert storm: Pasture is turning to sand in Rajasthan; History's scapegoats: gypsies; The Maasai; Dreams, symbols and totems; Tents in the city: Mongols cling tenaciously to their culture, and Solomon Islands Country profile. From Recent Items on January 18, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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