Fit for purpose?: reforming tertiary education in Australia: discussion paper

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Author: Mackenzie, Bruce


This paper reviews the basis upon which tertiary education is constructed in Australia. It considers whether the existing structure is serving Australia's interests. It concludes that the broader aim that underpinned Australia's tertiary education - that is, a skilled workforce and increasing participation by disadvantaged groups in higher education, combined with high quality teaching - has not been achieved and never will be, if the existing framework is maintained. The paper suggests that the theoretical underpinnings for higher education are flawed as a result of a misconception...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Tertiary education; Skills and knowledge; Higher education; Secondary education; Equity; Finance; Apprenticeship

Keywords: Education and training system; Education and training reform; Access to education and training; Educational finance; Adult education; Technical education and training; University; Skill shortage

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Holmesglen, Victoria: Mackenzie Research Institute, 2019

Physical description: 51 p. (discussion paper) + [24] p. (supplementary paper)

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Also called: Fit for purpose?: reforming tertiary education in Australia: supplementary paper

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 137.499

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