Australian Tertiary Education Commission

Posted in News on 26 June 2024

Join us for an online consultation session on Tuesday 9 July from 11:30am – 12:30pm where we will discuss the functions of the proposed Australian Tertiary Education Commission.

The government has released a Consultation Paper which you can read here.

The Consultation Paper sets out ATEC’s role in managing student caps, implementing needs-based funding, and ensuring greater harmonisation across the tertiary education sector. The paper also flags that the Commission will have responsibility for implementing national skills planning based on analysis from Jobs and Skills Australia as well as delivering new higher education quality metrics.

ATEC will have a central and wide-ranging impact on the higher education sector and it is important that we use this opportunity to shape the direction of the Commission during the establishment phase.

The government is seeking feedback on the structure and objectives of the Commission, strategies for effective stewardship and governance, ways to minimise regulatory burden, and ensuring harmonisation between the higher education and VET sectors.

This consultation will be used as the basis for our formal written submission which is due by Friday 26 July. If you are unable to attend, we welcome your written feedback, so please feel free to email us by Friday 12 July.