IHEA responded to the draft of the contract cheating bill that was released by the Department of Education for public comment. This is part of a series of actions the government is taking in response to the Higher Education Standards Panel's advice about tackling contract cheating.
Four urgent reforms are essential to give all Australian students equal access to education and equal opportunities to achieve their educational goals and aspirations.
The review of the Australian Qualifications Framework is examining whether the current AQF is fit for purpose and if not, what areas need reform to make it a more useful framework for the entire education system. It presents an opportunity for the sector to help to develop a clearer, more coherent and modernised AQF.
The Provider Category Standards Review is an opportunity to modernise Australia’s provider categories to be responsive and transparent to the needs of students and the community. IHEA’s submission recognises the quality of independent providers; develops opportunities for innovative University Colleges to be targeted at pedagogical excellence and student demand; and preserves the strength of research excellence at the core of a University title.
Read COPHE’s submission to the Senate Employment and Education Legislation Committee.
Please read the letter COPHE sent to Minister Tehan congratulating him on his appointment as the Australian Minister for Education. COPHE used the opportunity to highlight two key issues for independent higher education providers.
COPHE welcomed the opportunity to respond to the The Senate, Red Tape Committee’s enquiry into the effect of red tape on private education. For many of our members, red tape and a high regulatory burden has become the new reality of operating in higher education in Australia.
The COPHE submission outlines the disproportionate impacts of the proposed publication changes on private providers and the shortcomings of the proposal in the protection of students.
COPHE Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry: Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017.
Private providers should be given access to HEPPP funding because they cater for almost as many SES students as NUHEPs. Students, especially those who need encouragement, should be free to choose the course that will best meet their needs and aspirations, public or private, and still receive HEPP funding and Commonwealth Supported Places.