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Towards a Tertiary Future discussion paper

Editeur(s) :  Innovative Research Universities

Date :  11/2018


The IRU makes the case for a coherent tertiary education system that ensures each person has the opportunity and incentive to get the vocational and higher education qualifications, skills and knowledge to which they aspire.

Creating such a system should be a priority for the Australian Government following the 2019 election.

The focus should be:

  • all post school education and training, with an effective relationship to schooling
  • people, and the skills and knowledge they need, not providers. Providers are the tool.

To create an effective system, we need to understand the changed role of tertiary education:

  • The economic and social reality is that nearly everyone now needs a post school qualification.
  • Educating all to their need should not hold back learning of those most naturally suited to academic learning.
  • Higher education is for all, not just the best and brightest.
  • We have moved from the advantage of having a degree or trade to the disadvantage of not having either.
  • There will be a greater overlap of earnings between those with higher education qualifications and those with VET qualifications.

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mot(s) clé(s) :  innovation pédagogique, enseignement supérieur