IHEA thanks the Department of Education, Skills and Employment for the opportunity to make a submission in response to the government’s development of a model for university research commercialisation.
IHEA members thank the Attorney-General’s Department for its consultation on this exposure legislation and for the opportunity to provide a submission. IHEA supports the principle behind the exposure legislation, that public investment and funds be protected from corruption and malfeasance. However, there are too many uncertainties and a lack of clarity around some central issues that need to be addressed before IHEA could support the legislation.
The Productivity Commission has released its Final Report on the Review into the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development, requested by Government to evaluate the agreement’s success at meeting targets and find ways to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the VET system. The Commission’s findings and recommendations will guide VET policy moving forward.
IHEA members are in favour of the government expanding the tax deductibility of education to include courses not linked to a person’s employment. This is seen as a positive move towards incentivising Australians to reskill and transition through different careers, recognising the pattern of employees operating in multiple industries through their lifetime.
Peak body cautions that a narrow definition of scholarship will impact diversity and quality in Australian higher education
IHEA supports the recommendations of the PCS Review and their implementation in the TEQSA Act. These recommendations provide coherence and transparency to the categories of Australian higher education providers through…