Future-proof: protecting Australians through education and skills


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Business Council of Australia (BCA)


This discussion paper sets out the vision the Business Council of Australia (BCA) has of creating a culture of lifelong learning and building a universal education system for Australians across schools, vocational education and training (VET), and higher education (HE). BCA proposes a 'tertiary system' with five core components: (1) Putting the learner in charge by giving every Australian a capped Lifelong Skills Account that can be used to pay for courses at approved VET or HE provider over the person's lifetime. The account would consist of a subsidy and an ICL, and replace all...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Tertiary education; Vocational education and training; Higher education; Participation; Governance; Workforce development; Lifelong learning; Outcomes; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Skill development; Skill upgrading; Retraining; Financial aspects; Access to education and training; Access to information; Education and training system; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Business Council of Australia, 2017

Physical description: 132 p. (discussion paper) + [1] p. (fact sheet) + [1] p. (media release)

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Related items: TD/TNC 133.286

ISBN: 9781922058737

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 130.230

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