In The News
News • March 2024

In the news: Skills Passport

Research Professional News reports on the DASSH National Skills Passport consultation submission. The article comes on the back of extensive member consultation around the proposed Skills Passport, which DASSH firmly supports. As part of our submission we argued the Skills Passport represents a great opportunity for humanities, arts and social sciences educators to think about… Continue Reading»

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Data Shows Arts Grads Ahead
Statements • February 2024

Want a good job, good pay and a happy boss? Do an Arts degree.

2023 QILT Longitudinal Graduate Outcomes Survey results released  Humanities, arts and social sciences students continue to have outstanding outcomes post-graduation according to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey.  The 2023 longitudinal together with other Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) surveys shows employers are highly satisfied, that students have had positive experiences at university followed… Continue Reading»

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Universities Accord Final Report
Statements • February 2024

Statement | Universities Accord

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities acknowledges the work of the Universities Accord Panel culminating in the Final Report released on 25 February 2024.  DASSH members were highly engaged throughout last year and contributed strongly to the consultation process.  There were several key recommendations made by DASSH that have been… Continue Reading»

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National Skills Passport
Submissions • February 2024

National Skills Passport

In February 2024 the Departments of Education and Employment and Workplace Relations asked for feedback on a proposed National Skills Passport. The idea first emerged in the Employment White Paper and was again canvassed in the Universities Accord Interim Report. DASSH Members broadly support the proposal to create a business case around a National Skills… Continue Reading»

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Fees And Funding
Statements • February 2024

Student preferences not fees should drive funding

The issue of university fees and funding has heated up with a number of university bodies calling for big changes in pre-budget submissions. The Universities Accord panel wrote in its interim report that JRG needs to be ‘redesigned before it causes long term damage’, damage that was most obvious in the skyrocketing of fees paid… Continue Reading»

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Noticeboard Website Tile
Noticeboard • February 2024

The Noticeboard | February update

Welcome to the February edition of the Noticeboard, a monthly update with news and opportunities from around the sector. If you have anything you’d like to share with members please contact our Policy and Communications Officer Rebekah Harms. The DASSH Lounge Join the DASSH Lounge, our exclusive LinkedIn group for DASSH Members where we share the latest news,… Continue Reading»

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2023 In Review
News • December 2023

2023 in review – some highlights

Member Gathering Sydney: Members gathered in Sydney to discuss the state of the higher education sector and the current policy environment, including around the Universities Accord. Universities Accord: We consulted widely with membership as part of our submissions in response to the Universities Accord Discussion Paper and Interim Report. With seven consultations including three in… Continue Reading»

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Important Dates
News • December 2023

Important dates 2024

After a successful 2023 marked by increased in person get togethers we are hosting a number of gatherings in 2024. See below for details. We are also pleased to announce that next year’s Conference will be held in Adelaide and will be hosted by the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide. Member… Continue Reading»

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Noticeboard Website Tile
Noticeboard • December 2023

The Noticeboard | December update

Welcome to the December edition of the Noticeboard, a monthly update with news and opportunities from around the sector. If you have anything you’d like to share with members please contact our Policy and Communications Officer Rebekah Harms. The DASSH Lounge Join the DASSH Lounge, our exclusive LinkedIn group for DASSH Members where we share the latest news,… Continue Reading»

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Australian Research Council Amendment Bill
Statements • November 2023

Australian Research Council Amendment (Review Response) Bill 2023

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities welcomes the Australian Research Council Amendment (Review Response) Bill 2023 tabled in parliament this week. This follows Minister for Education Jason Clare’s agreement, or in principle agreement, to implement all 10 recommendations made as part of the Australian Research Council Review conducted this year.… Continue Reading»

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Noticeboard • November 2023

The Noticeboard | November update

Welcome to the November edition of the Noticeboard, a monthly update with news and opportunities from around the sector. If you have anything you’d like to share with members please contact our Policy and Communications Officer Rebekah Harms. The DASSH Lounge Join the DASSH Lounge, our exclusive LinkedIn group for DASSH Members where we share the latest news,… Continue Reading»

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Wil
News • October 2023

Disadvantaged students missing out on Work Integrated Learning

New research has highlighted the clear benefits of Work Integrated Learning but has found disadvantaged students continue to miss out. The Australian Collaborative Education Network has released two new reports on student participation and graduate outcomes associated with Work Integrated Learning. ACEN’s reports compare data from the Graduate Outcomes Survey from 2020 to 2022. WIL has clear benefits for… Continue Reading»

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