After demand driven funding in Australia: competing models for distributing student places to universities, courses and students

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Author: Norton, Andrew


In 2012, Australia removed student number controls or, in the local terminology, introduced a 'demand driven system' based on student choice. In 2015, England followed suit. In both places, entry to higher education was opened up but non-completion rates rose. In Australia, the demand driven system ended in 2017, despite a coming demographic bulge. England remains at an earlier point in the policy cycle, but there are growing fears that student number controls could also be on the way back despite the coming increase in school leavers. This paper looks closely at the debate in Australia...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Higher education; Finance; Participation

Keywords: Enrolment; Policy implications; Political aspects; Funding; Dropout; Education and training system

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Oxford, England: Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020

Physical description: 66 p.

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Series: HEPI report; no. 128

ISBN: 9781908240637

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 140.156

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