News & Events is published by ACUADS to provide information to members and others in the tertiary visual arts and design sector on:

  • Executive determinations, policy development, research and advocacy activities
  • Issues and events of interest to the tertiary visual arts and design sector

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2012 ACUADS Award Winners

Posted on 14 Nov 2012

The Executive is pleased to announce the names of the Award winners for 2012:

Distinguished Research Awards

Dennis del Favero

14 Nov 2012

Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA)

Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Following some years of informal discussion, a Steering Committee was established to explore the formation of an organisation to represent

26 Sep 2012

Review of the Graduate and Vocational Graduate Certificate and Diploma Qualification Types

Posted on 12 Sep 2012

The Federal Government has now released a Communique following their review.

12 Sep 2012

The Australia Council Review

Posted on 28 May 2012

The Australia Council Review by Angus James and Gabrielle Trainor was released on May 15, 2012.

To read the review,

28 May 2012

Government receives report of Base Funding Review

Posted on 19 Dec 2011

The Government has now received the report of the expert panel, chaired by Dr Jane Lomax-Smith, into higher education base

19 Dec 2011

New ACUADS Executive

Posted on 25 Oct 2011

At the AGM, the following members were elected to the Executive Committee for 2012:

Chair: Gordon Bull, Australian National University

25 Oct 2011

2011 ACUADS Awards

Posted on 07 Oct 2011

The Executive is pleased to announce the names of the Award winners for 2011, together with the creation of a

07 Oct 2011

42nd Annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Posted on 07 Sep 2011

Educating the Nation: The Humanities in the New Australian Curriculum

Law School, University of Melbourne, 17 November, 2011

To register:

07 Sep 2011

Federal Government Cultural Policy Draft

Posted on 02 Sep 2011

The Australian Government, through the Office for the Arts, has released a Draft Cultural Policy for comment.

The consultation period

02 Sep 2011

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Posted on 01 Sep 2011

Dr. Carol Nicoll is the new Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.

TEQSA was established on

01 Sep 2011