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…
Read IHEA's submission in response to the Senate Education and Employment Committee Inquiry into the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020.
IHEA’s member institutions are independent higher education providers with a range of business models and they have all been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways.
In our submission to the Higher Education Standards Panel, IHEA has made recommendations to improve processes and outcomes for higher education students and the providers they choose to enable them to pursue their life goals.
As the leading peak body representing Australia's quality independent higher education providers, IHEA advocates for a regulatory model which allows providers to focus on course quality and student success without undue reporting and regulatory burdens.
Read IHEA’s submission to the Senate Employment and Education Legislation Committee.