28 February 2017
Chapter published in Visions for Australian Tertiary Education: Inherent uncertainties in the labour market make it hard to predict skills needs. A surge in student numbers has produced more graduates than the labour force needs in high-skill occupations. Better informed demand, particularly on the choice between vocational and higher education, could improve the demand driven system.
3 March 2016
The value of the ATAR is being called into question. But is scrapping the ATAR the answer? The Conversation speaks to experts from across the sector to debate how best to select students. Read Andrew Norton’s response.
26 August 2015
Last year’s graduate labour market was the toughest on record. No student can do much about total enrolments or the overall number of jobs. But they can possibly improve their own career prospects.
21 January 2015
Reform needs to be geared towards not just increasing enrolments, but to what is in the best interests of students and prospective students. We want to give them a chance to complete a degree, not just to start one.
13 October 2014
If fees are deregulated, elite universities will charge more. Will students get a good return on their investment?
5 June 2014
Higher fees don’t necessarily deter poor students from going to university but we also need to ask whether a degree is the best education option for everyone.
21 June 2013
Science graduates struggle more than most graduates to find work in their field. So why are people calling for more of them?
22 April 2013
Our regulations strangle global higher education trade. Students are the losers.
11 February 2013
It has never been easier to get into an Australian university. But the effect on standards is far from clear.
22 January 2013
Health courses offer the best guarantee of a professional job, writes Andrew Norton