There has been considerable reform to Australia’s tertiary education system in recent years, while very welcome they are not enough if we are to reach our potential as a clever nation. Further reform is needed so that independent vocational training and higher education providers can help drive economic growth by addressing the skills shortage.
The Seven Priorities For A Skilled And Educated Workforce sets out a positive action blueprint for the next parliament – one backed by Australia’s independent tertiary education sector.
- An Integrated Tertiary Education System
- A more cohesive approach to regulation and reporting
- An investment that strengthens student choice in higher education
- An approach to skills funding that empowers student choice
- An approach that funds courses where the skills shortages are
- A single student loan program that supports lifelong learning
- A bold new plan for international education
Students at the centre of this blueprint. The Seven Priorities For A Skilled And Educated Workforce allows students to study with the provider of their choice, whether it be a quality independent provider, a public TAFE or a university. Importantly, it allows students to benefit from government funding and loan programs without being penalised for this choice.
The blueprint also puts in place a new policy architecture to support the recovery in Australia’s independent tertiary education sector.
The Seven Priorities For A Skilled And Educated Workforce are a blueprint for guaranteeing quality training outcomes for students and employers based on student choice.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ 7 Priorities For A Skilled & Educated Workforce