25 July 2019

The choice between vocational and higher education – Melbourne

University leaders are calling for the re-instatement of demand driven funding, which let them enrol unlimited numbers of bachelor-degree students. At the same time, there are widespread calls for the vocational education system to be strengthened to attract more young people, especially into the trades. Are these goals in tension? What advice should we give people thinking about their post-school options?

25 May 2018

Dropping out of university: when does it matter, how can it be reduced? – Melbourne

At this Policy Pitch event, the panel discussed the reasons students leave university without completing, and what universities are doing or can do to ensure students get the best outcome from their higher education experience.

27 June 2016

Is Australia keeping up? Science and technology graduates and the workforce

Science and technology have transformed the world, and will continue to do so. But there is widespread concern that Australia is not keeping up. Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, Grattan’s Andrew Norton and ATN’s Renee Hindmarsh discussed these issues.

16 June 2015

What’s happening to graduate employment?

This Policy Pitch event looked at what is going on in the graduate labour market and what might be done to improve employment prospects.

24 June 2014

Higher education outside the universities: a better option?

Public universities will face new price competition as they consider what fees they will charge in a deregulated market.