Students in West Gippsland studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects will now benefit from new facilities funded through the Victorian state government. According to the state government’s press report, it has invested more than $3.8 billion to deliver more than 1,300 school upgrades, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. Victorian Minister for … Continue reading New STEM facilities for students in West Gippsland
Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College officially opened this week, and will provide a coordinated approach to workforce development and training across the industry. Located at Obsborne in South Australia, the College is being managed on behalf of the Australian Government by the Naval Shipbuilding Institute (NSI) Australia – a joint venture between Kellogg Brown and Root … Continue reading Australian Naval Shipbuilding College officially opens
The Federal Government is providing $4.1 million to support a new research training centre in Victoria to develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications for medical technologies and expert training. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies was launched this week at The University of Melbourne. Funded with $4.1 million from … Continue reading New medical technologies research centre set up in Victoria
RMIT University is working with Altair Engineering to enable students and staff to use the company’s high-end engineering simulation design software. The technology is used by companies including Boeing, Telstra and GM Holden to reduce the weight of aeroplane and automotive structures, enhance the safety of Japan’s high-speed bullet safer, develop ultra-light bikes and drones, … Continue reading RMIT using Altair simulation software
The federal government will launch a digital educational toolkit to encourage Australian girls to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The Girls in STEM Toolkit will be developed and delivered by Education Services Australia next year, and will reportedly help school-age girls understand the diverse range of STEM careers available … Continue reading New digital platform to encourage female students into STEM
Australian school students will be able to apply for funding to participate in STEM events, following the release of the latest round of the Federal government’s sponsorship grants. The new program offers grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 for school primary and high school students to attend science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) conferences, competitions … Continue reading STEM grants open for school students
Students attending Victoria’s 10 Tech Schools will have access to better learning programs thanks to a new partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The strategic partnership will support the delivery of leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Victoria through the Tech Schools initiative. According to a Victorian state … Continue reading Vic tech schools to deliver programs with CSIRO
Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, has announced the release of a Request for Proposal for the Naval Shipbuilding College. The Naval Shipbuilding College is a key initiative in the Naval Shipbuilding Plan, released in May 2017. Pyne said the College would attract, train, and retrain naval shipbuilding workers for the Government’s $90 billion shipbuilding program. … Continue reading Naval Shipbuilding College to train thousands of Australian students
John Pollaers, the chairman of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), has welcomed federal investment into “key infrastructure projects” including Australia’s $90 billion shipbuilding programme. Professor Pollaers has said the naval shipbuilding industry, the 20-year Barangaroo project in Sydney and the future Western Sydney Airport are all examples of large infrastructure projects that depend … Continue reading AISC welcomes federal funds for shipbuilding
The federal government and business have collaborated to develop new apprenticeship models, including one aimed at preparing participants for digitised manufacturing.
Australia education system faces big challenges due to reasons including changing workforce needs.
The Welding Technology Institute of Australia aims to develop a stronger skills base for the Australian steel industry through a partnership with TAFE NSW. Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) CEO Geoff Crittenden says the two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and he aims to get similar agreements in place with TAFEs … Continue reading Training partnership to boost Australian steel industry
The way things are designed and made is being shaken up by things such as new materials and greater connectivity. Better, cheaper tools are enabling more people can start their own businesses. Brent Balinski spoke to Dassault Systemes SolidWorks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi about all this and more.
A 3D printing start-up wants to “educate and inspire” manufacturers and potential Makers. Brent Balinski spoke to Protoworks’ founder Hans Chang about 3D printing in businesses and schools.
A pilot program at 28 South Australian public schools involving 3D printing and starting first semester 2016 aims to increase student’s interest in STEM disciplines.
The University of NSW officially opened its new Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Precinct last week
A new CEDA report has raised questions about how ready Australia’s workforce is for an era of self-driving cars, hyper-connectivity and artificial intelligence. Brent Balinski spoke to the group’s CEO, Professor Stephen Martin, about what the future will hold.
Labor would cut the tax on small business to 25 per cent and place a greater emphasis on science and technology, says Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
With automation and robotics implementation gaining pace, what does it mean for the human workforce?
STEM skills are highly valued by industry but there is a mismatch between the skills employers want and those of job applicants, according to new research.