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Australian Universities Accord Panel Discussion Paper - Call for submissions

The Australian Government is working to establish an Australian Universities Accord to drive lasting alignment between Australia’s high quality higher education system and national needs. The Accord is a way to develop a shared, long-term commitment among the stakeholders in Australian higher education, and improve the way they work together to address major challenges and opportunities, thus strengthening the system over time.

A panel (the Panel) has been appointed to make recommendations for Government, the sector, and other relevant stakeholders about delivery of a higher education system that meets the nation’s current and future needs. Stakeholder submissions are requested.

However, this process is bigger than the Panel. It involves the sector, all levels of government, industry, students, staff, graduates and the community. You can help to provide advice on the delivery of an Accord for the higher education system that supports a dynamic approach to higher education policy making for the betterment of the nation. All stakeholders are needed to be a part of the review and respond to this discussion paper.

The Terms of Reference for the review address seven main themes:

  • Meeting Australia’s knowledge and skills needs, now and in the future
  • Access and opportunity
  • Investment and affordability
  • Governance, accountability and community
  • The connection between the vocational education and training (VET) and the higher education systems
  • Quality and sustainability
  • Delivering new knowledge, innovation and capability.

Submissions close: Tuesday 11 April 2023

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The Australian Universities Accord Panel Discussion Paper This link takes you away from the ADCET page