Higher education in Australia: a review of reviews from Dawkins to today


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Australia. Department of Education and Training


The challenge of funding a high quality higher education system, ensuring it has the capacity to help meet the increasing demand for high level skills in the economy and the aspirations of students, has been an ongoing concern for successive Australian governments over many years. This paper reviews the findings and recommendations of significant reviews of Australia's higher education funding system from the 1988 Dawkins white paper through to the 2014 'Review of the demand driven funding system'. It summarises the challenges identified and responses proposed across that period as well...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Policy; Governance; Finance; Equity; Quality

Keywords: History; Policy analysis; Education and training reform; Educational policy; Funding; Government expenditure; Access to education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; New Zealand; Oceania; Japan; Asia; Germany; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Department of Education and Training, 2015

Physical description: 39 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 87.2305; TD/TNC 116.532

ISBN: 9781760284312 (pdf); 9781760284329 (docx)

Other reports mentioned in this paper may be found on the VOCEDplus website at: http://tinyurl.com/nwsvwta
The 2014 'Report of the National Commission of Audit' may be found at: http://www.ncoa.gov.au/report/index.html

Resource type: Government report or paper

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Department's logo, any material protected by a trade mark and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/

Document number: TD/TNC 122.197

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