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    Technical education in Victoria appears to be on the threshold of some very interesting developments - developments which may be important for many of the students now attending Caulfield Technical College.

    In the first place, the number of students undertaking diploma courses must be expected to increase enormously.

    The primary schools have already experienced a very rapid expansion over a period of several years. At present, the rate of expansion is not quite so great in primary schools, but the wave has moved on to secondary schools and junior sections of technical schools. It is rapidly approaching the diploma sections, which are already in need of extra facilities .

    The trend can be seen clearly from estimates of probable university population in Victoria, which indicate that Monash University, not yet opened, will be full before 1970. The same sort of growth must occur in the demand for diploma facilities. but it will come a little earlier than in the universities.

    This rapid growth in demand is sure to bring serious difficulties with it, and it is indeed unfortunate that plans for the extension of Caulfield Technical College have been disrupted at this critical time. These plans form an important part of the overall scheme for development of diploma education in the metropolitan area, and the upset in the time-table for completion of the buildings will make it very hard indeed to accommodate all the students seeking places in metropolitan colleges . Even if other arrangements can be made for 1962 or 1963. this will be small consolation for any students who may suffer in 1961.

    There is, however, a brighter side to the picture. The same increase in numbers which gives rise to accommodation problems will also make it possible to offer a wider range of courses when the necessary buildings are provided. As enrolments increase, a greater variety of courses can be made available without reducing classes to an uneconomical

    size. This tendency is already apparent at Caulfield. Two years ago it became possible to extend the Civil Engineering diploma course beyond the second year. which had been offered previously. For 1961. the Education Department had approved of the extension of the Applied Chemistry course and the introduction of full-time Commerce courses at diploma level, but unfortunately we have had to defer these developments for lack of accommodation.

    In the new field of Machine Computation we have been able to make important progress with evening classes, even though this will mean that certain classes at lower levels will have to be transferred to other schools . A short course on Computers in Engineering has proved very popular indeed, and we have been encouraged to offer other short courses for 1961. These will cover Mechanized Accounting, Computer Design and Circuitry, and Numerical Analysis.

    In a wider field, there have been suggestions that a College of Advanced Technology should be established to cater for Technical College students who want to proceed beyond diploma level. Such an institution would provide a very valuable alternative to a university course. It could have special significance at a time when university resources are likely to be in such demand that it may be impossible to cater for all the diplomates who qualify for admission to the third year of engineering degree courses. This situation developed this year, and it must grow much worse before 1963, the earliest date at which Monash will have third year students. Even after that, there will be a struggle to develop Monash University quickly enough to meet the rapidly increasing demand. and shortage of accommodation at tertiary level may be with us for a long time .

    The changing pattern may affect the future studies of many of you, and it is important that you should always keep in touch with developments.



  • EDITORIIIL ... Futu re of the Block Exem ption

    Fo r man y students now entertaining exemption for the first two yea rs - less ambitions of a Univers ity edu cati on the Physics 2 and E ngineering Mathematics 2 possibility of fr ustra tion is real inde ed . - of an engineering degree course. Over Owing to the colossal increase in student the last two or th ree years this sta te of numbers since the wa r Au stralia 's Universi- affairs has changed rapidly. This yea r, out ties a re virtu ally satura ted . The University of a large number of applica nts from the of Melbourne, alone, has increased its enr ol- 1959 final year students of Caulfield Te chment figures from about 3,000 in 1939 to nical College , onl y five were granted the rather more than 11,000 in 1960. In 1961 block exemption and were permitted to an estimated 12,000 stude nts will be attend the University full-time. These comacco mmodated . prised three mechanical engineers, one

    In Victoria the hope for the future is electrical engineer and only one civil Monash University, which will commence engineer. The civil engineering department with about 450 students in 1961. Never- is notoriously overcrowded. thele ss, Monash has arrived far too late to For 1961 the total number of vacancies for forestall ~he ~ppli cation of a qu ota sys t~m block exemption stude nts in engin eering has at the l!mverslty of ~e1bo~rne . ~II faculti es been set at about fifty. These will be pr ohere: With the. exception ~f a r~h l.tectu re and portioned am ong the three departments of mUSIC, now Impose rigid Iurnts on the mechani cal, electrical and civil engineering. number of students they a re prepared to No less than ten senior technical colleges acce pt. throu ghout the State will be competing.

    A quota is now applied to engin eering . . diploma students desirin g to enter the Uni- It seems, ,~hen , ,t,hat the chan?es of go ~ ng vers ity at th ird yea r level. In the past a ny up to ~he Shop on a block exemption good technical college student, after com- grow slimmer ever y yea r. pleting the appropriate engineering diploma, Let us hope that , with the development of could obta in, without difficulty, the block Monash , the position may find its remed y.

    PARENTS GUILD ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Gu ild has functioned smoothly and Reader, you have one certain consolation

    effectively during the past twelve months - our exce llent photographs. (The bodies its main activities being the purchase of a in the group photos are actually recogla rge new refrigerator for the canteen, the nizable.) These, excepting the centre pages, staffing of the canteen for two night s during

    are the work of Oakleigh Studi os and our Educa tion Week and meeting the ca tering expenses for inter-college fun ct ions. Dona blockrnakers, Patterson, Shugg. Grateful tions for schola rship fund s and prizes have thanks to them both for such excellent been given . rep rod uctions.

    The very sad note for the Committee came when Mrs. Matthews tendered her resigna Thanks also to contributors of articles tion as Canteen Managere ss after serving (pornographic and otherwise ) and illustrafor seven years. Her quiet efficient presence tion s. It is a pity a few more were not will be greatly missed by the Guild and the forthcoming. Perhaps, next year, a money School has lost a hard worker. We wish her

    prize system would get results. a hap py retirement. We cannot let this notice go to press The committee would like to record its

    without thanking for the ir co-operat ion Mr. warmest appreciation of M r. Senior. WithLambert, the Principal, Mrs. Bindt, Assistant

    out his know-how, drive and sheer hardManageress, and the loyal band (still too few) of moth ers who worked hard in the work at, for him, an extremely busy time canteen during the yea r. of the year, the Mag . would never have come

    R . HARGREAV ES, President. to press.


  • THE STAFF A E . La mbert, B.E., AM.I.E .E.,

    A.MJ.E. (Au st.).

    L. D. Danielson, AM.I.E.(Aust.) . T . Woods. RA, Dip.Ed. T. Wasley.

    ENGLISH ART H. J. Ellis, A T.e. A E. Senior, R A , R Ed. W. H. Pace . A.T.e., A.T. Dip. H. Davis, B.A C. L. Smith, A T.C ., AT.Dip. J . D. Bydder, B.A K. W. Jack, A.T.C.. A.T.D ip. R K . Oakley, B.A. Dip.Ed. J. G. Broadfoot, Dip.Art. N. A Battye, B.A, Dip .Ed. G. Jones, Dip.Ar t. R . S. Bogardus, B.Econ.(Washington) , Mrs. A Dat e. R Ed .(Seattle). Miss E. E . Jackson, Dip.N'craft . B. Kiernan, B.A., Dip .Ed. Mrs. F. M . Tulloch, N'craft. Mrs. A M. Fry, B.A Miss L. Wilkinson, Dip.Art. D. Coupe. Miss P. Foard, Dip.Art. T . Adams, Dip .Art. REPORT WRITINCi R McM. Bates, Dip.Art. .L. B.' Ha lpin, . RCom.(Hons.), Dip.Eo . W. Armstrong . (Hans.) . D. V. Cameron, Dip.Art. A Thomas. Dip.App.Art. CHEMISTRY N. C. Leckie, Dip.Art. J. J . Ryan, RSc., REd., A.R.Ae.I.

    W. H. O. Billing, RSc., Dip.Ed. CIVIL ENGINEERING 1. G. O'Brien, Dip.App.Chem,

    A. T. Davies, B.Sc., Dip.Ed . D. A Roach, RC.F-. Dip.C.E. C. Gord on. J . A. Hoadley , B.Surveying. Dip.Ed .

    M. Frydrnan, RC.E.(Warsaw) . M. Kiefel, B.e.E . GEOLOGY

    G. A Richard s, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. W. Ochiltree, Dip.C.r..

    PHYSICS ElECTRICAL ENGINEERING E. N. Schonfe lder, Dip.App.Phys. R Gerstrnann, Dr.Fng.Sc.(Vienna), BEE. J . C. Lu xton, B.Sc., Dip.Ed.

    (Vie nna), AM.LE.( Aust.), AA.I.E.E. A J . Jones, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. D. R. Mills. B.E.E. R. W. Hogg, B.Sc.(Hons.) , Durham. W. H. Carpenter, R Sc., 2nd Hans.. Lo ndon. R. H. Chandler, Dip.E .E. SCIENCER. Wright. B.Sc.(Eng.) . w. H. Porter, RSc.M. Winthrope, B.Mech.E. , Poland. G. A