| Education, Funding, Students

Opportunities to fine tune an effective system

The Kemp Norton review of the higher education demand driven system, released today, confirms that the system is working well to give all Australians capable and interested in university education that opportunity. Recent data indicate that 48% of students are the first generation of their family to access university, with the level at all IRU members more than 50%.1

The Report is a thoughtful exploration of the achievement to date and the challenges ahead to maintain a responsive, flexible higher education system backed with sustainable Government investment.

“The IRU has strongly supported the demand driven system and opposed calls to re-impose caps on places. We have pointed to the expansion of university places for important science, technology and health fields, all of which require high levels of Government funding to be viable” Professor Dewar, IRU Chair and Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University said.