New models of tertiary education
New models of tertiary education: Draft report now available
The Productivity Commission has published its draft report on new models of tertiary education and is seeking submissions on the report by 21 November 2016.
The Government asked the Productivity Commission to investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills may drive changes in models of tertiary education.
The terms of reference suggest there is “considerable inertia” in the tertiary education system, with tertiary providers reluctant to be first movers or early adopters in shifting away from traditional models.
A comprehensive engagement process has informed the inquiry’s draft findings and recommendations.
In February 2016, the Commission released an issues paper that looked how the tertiary education system might respond to these trends. In response, the Commission received 102 submissions from interested parties.
The draft report makes 68 findings, 33
recommendations and asks 11 questions
(listed at the end of the report).