Participation in tertiary education in Australia: policy imperatives and scenarios

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Author: Noonan, Peter


Whether Australia's tertiary education system can sustain, let alone improve participation levels, should be an important consideration for public policy. This paper and accompanying slides showcase different scenarios of future participation in vocational and higher education in Australia. The forecasts show that governments must take a longer term view about investment in tertiary education, including balancing public and private investment, to sustain and improve participation. By 2030, there will be half a million more 15-24 year olds than today, so participation rates will fall...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Higher education; Vocational education and training; Tertiary education; Outcomes; Policy; Employment; Finance; Quality

Keywords: Aspirations; Future; Educational policy; Funding; Education work relationship; Training policy; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Mitchell Institute, Victoria University, 2016

Physical description: ii, 12 p. + 15 slides

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Series: Mitchell policy paper; May 2016

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 124.439

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