In this episode leading commentator Andrew Norton shares his views on what's currently happening in the tertiary education sector, as well as what should happen. He discusses what current reforms might mean for both students and providers, as well as the challenges for governments in getting funding settings right.
Some of the reports mentioned in this episode include:
Risks and rewards - when is vocational education a good alternative to higher education? https://grattan.edu.au/report/risks-and-rewards-when-is-vocational-education-a-good-alternative-to-higher-education/
Reskilling and retraining seem to be in decline: https://andrewnorton.net.au/2019/09/26/contrary-to-expectations-reskilling-and-retraining-seem-to-be-in-decline/
Report of the Review of the Demand Driven Funding System: https://www.education.gov.au/report-review-demand-driven-funding-system
The Joyce Review (Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia's VET System): https://www.pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/domestic-policy/vet-review/strengthening-skills-expert-review-australias-vocational-education-and-training-system
Performance-Based Funding for the Commonwealth Grants Scheme: https://www.education.gov.au/performance-based-funding-commonwealth-grant-scheme
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