Tag: higher education reform


The 8 most important things Higher Education institutions should be doing to prepare for deregulation

The Senate hearings on university deregulation are over, and the sector is now in a state of anxious anticipation in advance of the committee’s report, due to be tabled on October 28. If deregulation does get through (and with most vice-chancellors now united in qualified support for change in the absence of greater government funding,…

20 Oct 2014, by Test1 Test1


Higher Education Reform: What are Pyne’s options for compromise?

Despite vocal opposition from some quarters, the Abbott government remains strongly committed to its Higher Education reforms– but how will it go about securing the support of the Senate? We asked several of the sector’s leading experts, all speakers at the Financial Review’s Higher Education Reform Summit in November, where they expect to see changes…

29 Sep 2014, by Test1 Test1


How will universities set their fees in a deregulated market?

In the May budget, the Abbott government announced plans to deregulate tuition fees at Australian universities, allowing higher education institutions to set their own course prices from 2016. Plans to cut government contributions for undergraduate student education by 20 per cent were also unveiled, essentially passing the cost of going to university onto learners themselves.…

26 Aug 2014, by Test1 Test1