IHEA Comments on Draft Contract Cheating Bill

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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.

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Essential Reforms for Equity and Fairness

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Four urgent reforms are essential to give all Australian students equal access to education and equal opportunities to achieve their educational goals and aspirations.

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Australian Qualifications Framework

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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.

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Provider Category Review

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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.

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COPHE Letter to new Minister for Education

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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.

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Submission to Senate Select Committee on Red Tape

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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.

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