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Author Archives: Susie Macfarlane

Tension between sectors undermines reform process: Griffiths

While articulation and connectivity between the VET and university sectors are crucial to meet the government’s social inclusion agenda and workforce needs, convoluted and perplexing regulatory requirements and “horse-trading” between the Commonwealth and the states are significant barriers to these ...

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Victoria leads the way to universal entitlement

Victoria is well placed to be the only state to offer universal entitlement to postsecondary education, Jacinta Allan, state Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, told a seminar last week. But partnerships between governments, universities and training providers will be ...

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Looking for equal footing on uneven ground

A decline in the monopoly on the provision of research and the awarding of degrees, and the competitive pressures of a demand-driven market were looming threats to the survival of non-viable Australian universities. Professor Paul Johnson, vice-chancellor of La Trobe ...

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