In April 2019, the government-commissioned Joyce review made 71 recommendations to reform the VET sector. Here's what the report said, and what the government is doing about it.
As students return to campuses this week, new research shows universities could save money by not asking professors to teach tutorials because they are no more effective than student instructors.
Many young Australians and their parents don't consider VET as a potential post-school pathway, even if it might be more suitable for them than university.
Australian tertiary education policy and funding debates are better served by domestic data.
From 2020, ANU will require students to meet co-curricular requirements alongside ATAR. This significant policy shift is meant to improve equity of access, but won't change much.
Labor has promised to review the tertiary education sector if elected next year. There are some major issues, and some examples from abroad they should consider.
Practical ways forward for higher education policy reform include fixing the dysfunctional relationship between higher and vocational education or government-sponsored analysis of the future of work.
Africa needs a new strategy for mother-tongue based bilingual education, from primary through to tertiary level.
Alternative scenarios for tertiary funding in South Africa are set out in a completely separate report from the Davis Tax Committee drawing from work done by the higher education department.
South Africa must act to halt the decline and save its universities' well deserved global reputation of excellence.
New Zealand's Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern has vowed to take retaliatory action if the Turnbull government changes fee arrangements for New Zealanders studying in Australia.
Degree apprenticeships are being rolled out in the UK. They bridge the gap between technical skills, employment and higher education. Is there scope for something similar in Australia?
To misquote a famous politician: 'Politics is not economics, stupid!'
The fact that a university has a surplus doesn't mean it has a profit to be either reinvested or returned to shareholders. Grants, for example, should be spent on the projects they're intended for.
Kenyan tertiary institutions are learning from each other by sharing experiences on overcoming challenges they face during medical training.
The government is right to cut back on funding certain VET courses that have low-enrolment rates and are unlikely to lead to work.
Placing greater control over student fees will not lift the quality of student outcomes and ensure the integrity of the qualifications issued.
New research shows private VET providers are ill-equipped to tackle the learning needs of vulnerable young people, who are increasingly being enrolled onto these training courses.
Could European based British University campuses offer international and UK home students a chance to escape fee hikes and travel restrictions after Brexit?
For decades, higher education in developing countries has not been a priority for international aid donors. That is now changing.