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Vet in the next decade options and opportunities

VET in the Next Decade:Options and Opportunities

Presentation to the

2010 CEET Conference

Virginia Simmons A.O.


VET as a sector

A new tertiary sector

The post-election environment

The vet market
The VET Market

  • 4,500 RTOs – schools, universities, enterprise RTOs, community providers, other private RTOs, 59 TAFE’s

  • Open, ‘light touch’, regulatory environment

  • Issues with effective regulation – resourcing, policy

  • Wide variations in performance

  • Poor quality of some private RTOs a key factor in damage to international student market

  • High performing providers distancing themselves from the sector

The he market
The HE Market

  • Total of less than 200 HE providers - 39 Universities – 37 public, 2 private

  • Total of 44 self-accrediting HEPs

  • Many niche providers e.g Theology

  • Protection of the title ‘university’ in law

  • Strict regulatory framework

  • Reputation less damaged by failure of international student market

Vet and he
VET and HE

  • Marked difference in government policy:

    • VET Market: costs driven down

    • HE Market: costs contained

  • Differences in reputation

    • VET : severely damaged domestically and internationally ( slow recovery)

    • HE: damage, but not irretrievable

  • Issues for establishment of teriary sector

Vet a sector
VET: A Sector?

  • Blurred identity

  • Convergence with schools and HE

    • re-emergence of secondary and tertiary VET

  • Disparate providers

    • mission, size, scope, quality

  • Highly differentiated learner cohorts

  • Industry, student, provider or government led

  • Differences between states

  • Damaged image

Tertiary bradley s vision
Tertiary: Bradley’s Vision

  • Equal value given to VET and HE

  • Recognition that institutions may have a primary mission in one sector and still offer qualifications in another

  • A shared and coordinated information base and approach to anticipating labour market, industry and demographic needs

  • Capacity for the whole system to provide an integrated response to workforce needs for industries and enterprises, inc in outer metro and regional areas

  • An efficient regulatory and accountability framework

  • Clearer and stronger pathways between the sectors

A new tertiary sector
A New Tertiary Sector

  • New, extended national tertiary protocols

  • Alignment of VET/HE governance arrangements

  • Integrated regulatory framework (TEQSA, NVR)

  • Coordinated information and data collection

  • Funding equity

  • Research, scholarship, industry relevance

  • Qualifications architecture

  • Pathways and credit transfer

Tertiary institutions
Tertiary Institutions

  • Dual sector universities

  • Institutes

  • Vocational and Higher Education Providers – public and private

  • Universities with colleges and/or RTO status

  • Polytechnics ( different models)

  • ‘Omniversity’ – Canberra (HE, TAFE, schools, private sector) Supra-universities

  • Other new TAFE/HE partnerships e.g. Deakin, Monash

  • Franchise arrangements

Post election environment
Post-election Environment

  • Reaffirming of ambitious government/COAG targets:

    • By 2020, double the number of higher qualifications completions (Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas)

    • By 2020, 20% of HE students at undergraduate level will be domestic students from low SES backgrounds

    • By 2025, 40% of all 25-34 year old will hold Bachelor or above qualification

  • Reaffirming of student-centred funding

  • Increased importance of regions

    • Regional Education Plans – universities, TAFEs and schools

Drivers 2011 beyond
Drivers: 2011 & beyond

  • Achievement of targets

  • Improved pathways

  • Provider partnerships

  • Demand-driven funding

  • Meeting labour market requirements/skills shortages

  • Importance of regions

  • International student fall-out

Regional emphasis
Regional Emphasis


  • Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP)

  • Structural Adjustment Fund

  • Education Infrastructure Fund

  • Regional Loading

  • Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund

  • Compacts

  • Research income?

Parliamentary Committee for Regional Australia

New regional emphasis
New Regional Emphasis

State level – e.g. Victoria:

Forthcoming election

Victorian Tertiary Education Plan

Chapter 7 addresses regional issues

Tertiary Education Access Plan

Regional Access a key priority

Review of Skills Reforms, August 2010 - attacked for failing to address regional issues

“Overall, regional TAFEs have experienced more challenges intransitioning to the new VET market than metropolitan TAFEs.”

(page 9)

Benefits of a tertiary sector
Benefits of a Tertiary Sector

  • Greater chance of government targets being met

  • More flexible options for students

  • Better match between tertiary offerings and labour market needs

  • More efficient use of resources

  • Chance to restore Australia’s image internationally

Future trends summary
Future Trends - Summary

  • Policy and funding emphasis on education with strong regional focus

  • More new, innovative partnerships esp. between TAFEs and universities - aimed at achievement of targets

  • Possible reduction in total no. RTOs - survival and strengthening of reputable private RTOs

  • Re-configuration of VET