A training institute that had operations in Western Australia has been slapped with a record $26.5 million penalty and must repay $56 million to the federal government over "callous" student recruitment tactics.
FIRM Construction and McCorkell Constructions have secured school contracts, while Broad Construction and Devlyn Constructions will undertake works for government departments, amid $23 million of new deals announced over the past fortnight.
A new student accommodation proposal has emerged on Wellington Street, on a development site owned by a syndicate of investors including former Adelaide Crows coach and West Coast Eagles footballer Don Pyke.
Synergy has secured a substantial electricity supply deal with the North Metropolitan Health Service, one of several electricity contracts awarded by government agencies in the health and education sectors in recent months.
The philanthropically minded family behind education-focused Fogarty Foundation has made a $15 million funding commitment to back next-generation, technology focused enterprises driven by past and present students in its scholarship programs.
Australian school students are frequently overlooking vocational education in favour of going to university to the detriment of their future career prospects, according to a report from the Grattan Institute.
OPINION: Determining the ideal classroom size is arguably the number one topic on the long list of thorny education issues to have divided policymakers, academics, school leaders, teachers, parents and even students over the past 50 years.
Curtin University and the University of Western Australia rank in the top ten universities in Australia, with Curtin jumping from 16th position to ninth in the past year, according to the Center for World University Rankings.
Australian private equity firm Allegro Funds says it will make a significant investment in Western Australia’s largest diagnostic imaging provider, Perth Radiological Clinic, the latest in a string of deals for the sector.