As tattoos become more mainstream, are perceptions changing?

More women now have tattoos than men but they are judged more harshly, mirroring other behaviours where women are judged more negatively than men for engaging in ‘masculine’ behaviour, writes Dr Danielle Wagstaff.

Apprenticeship expert cautions on potential pitfalls of new funding

12 October 2020

A leading apprenticeship researcher warns the wage subsidies for apprenticeships and traineeships announced in the Federal Budget need to be administered properly to avoid adverse consequences.

Coronavirus – advice for staff and students

20 October 2020

The following advice is provided to help our staff and students understand the recommendations of Australian authorities and the measures being taken, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

Researchers on track to revolutionise truck steering

24 September 2020

Researchers have teamed up with Australia’s largest semi-trailer maker to develop a ‘virtual rail’ steering system to make trucks safer for other road users and reduce road damage in urban areas.

Drawing inspiration from the past to transform lives

22 September 2020

Liam Sloan credits the VET sector for transforming his life and giving him opportunities that he otherwise would never have had.

How the visual arts will re-emerge from lockdown

17 September 2020

The Post Office Gallery has had to get creative for the shows to go on after the premature end of a key exhibition and the cancellation of others.


Thank you for supporting our essential workers of tomorrow

16 September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that this year has been a tumultuous one for many of us, and even more so for those who work in education and health.

The imagination muscle

15 September 2020

Amid the lockdown, staff and students are building skills that can be used to problem-solve, visualise and experiment with ideas and materials, contributing to communities, workplaces and industries.

Let’s stop self-isolating when we no longer have to self-isolate

9 September 2020

If we as a society are going to move forward towards better mental health outcomes beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to find a way to better engage with our communities and the people around us.