Earlier this year I was able to contribute to the KPMG Australia report Reimagining Tertiary Education: From binary system to ecosystem. In doing so I was struck by many resonances between the situation in Australia and that in the UK, most particularly England.
Reach for the stars with trained minds and skilled hands: Reimagining tertiary education in Australia
In a report published today written with Andrew Dempster and Mark Warburton, I argue we need to move away from the binary division between higher education and vocational education and training.
Through their support of key student cohorts, close community engagement, industry partnerships, and industry-leading training, Victorian TAFEs have a vital role in sustaining and growing Victoria’s prosperity into the future.
What an achievement it would be that one day, all Australian children can wake up with the same chance to reach their potential, regardless of their race, location or economic status.
Recently, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes challenged the dominance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in education and argued education needs to champion a wide range of subjects including the humanities.
Greater Western Sydney and other regions are on the cusp of transformative change. This calls for education, government and employers to work together.
Here’s the thing about digital disruption; sometimes it takes longer to reach its full realisation than initially anticipated.
The parlous state of the vocational education sector was yesterday the subject of a spirited address to the National Press Club by Jennifer Westacott
Where new online and innovative offerings are beginning to threaten the traditional degree, is the demand-driven higher education system on its last legs?
What, how and when students learn will all fundamentally change in education in the future.