SuniTAFE announces a new breed of undergraduate degrees

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April 2, 2014 - PRLog -- SuniTAFE in conjunction with Federation University Australia have launched an exciting new tertiary program – the Bachelor of Applied Management, delivered within a TAFE environment for the Sunraysia area.

This new breed of tertiary degree has been developed to provide regional and rural Victorians options when it comes to obtaining undergraduate degrees within their local community. Utilising new delivery methods and enhanced services, SuniTAFE enables students to learn in a familiar setting.

“The partnership between Federation University Australia and SuniTAFE has been developed to boost higher education in regional Victoria,”  Michael Schooneveldt, Senior Manager of Education Support  SuniTAFE said.

“The structure of our Bachelor of Applied Management course provides our students with the flexibility and the one-on-one attention they deserve; smaller classes and sessions ensure the highest standard of learning is delivered locally yet affordably.”

The Australia Bureau of Statistics has reported that over the past decade nationally, there has been a 10 per cent growth of people aged 25-64 with a higher education qualification. The demand on institutions has never been greater.

A key determinant of regional economic development is the knowledge and skills with which people contribute to society and the economy.

Despite this significant growth, the availability of skilled workers is a key regional development issue.

With the pending retirement of the baby boomer generation, the development of regional and rural individuals is a critical part of addressing anticipated regional labour shortages.

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