The Victorian Regional Dual-Sector University Partnership - Todd Walker
The Victorian Regional Dual-Sector University Partnership: An Australian Model for Mass Higher Education Professor Todd Walker.Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning and Quality), University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Total Number of FTE 20091.4 Million 609000 813000 Higher Education VET Source: NCVER 2011
University of Ballaratis the third oldest site of higher learning inAustralia,is Australias only regional multi-sectoruniversity,and offer secondary schooling, TAFE, highereducation, and research opportunities
University of Ballarat High er TAF Ed E 48% 52%
Load On Campus Partner Providers Off Shore 8% 20% 72%
Partnership ModelAn alternate form of educational deliverywhereby private or public institutions formcollaborative partnerships with the Universityto deliver tertiary education.
Ballarat...assesses and approves the Providers’ teaching staff;provides the curriculum;sets and moderates the assessments;ratifies results;handles appeals and discipline issuesannually reviews the relationship for quality assurancepurposesmeets with management twice-yearly;and graduates the students.
…Victorian Regional Dual-Sector Partnership (DSP)to support delivery of bachelor degreeprograms across regional Victoria working indual-sector university partnership (DSP)with six regional TAFE Institutes in Victoria
MarketIn regional Victoria in the Diploma /Advanced Diploma there are 32,000students5 per cent take up1600+ new HE students by 2016
build further depth and breadth of the regionalVictorian workforce through providingopportunity for access to degree levelprograms; andcontribute to regional development andsustainability goals by explicitly addressingregional skill needs.
PartnersBendigo Institute of TAFECentral Gippsland Institute of TAFEEast Gippsland Institute of TAFEGoulburn Ovens Institute of TAFESunraysia Institute of TAFEWodonga Institute of TAFE
Coverage 80% of Victoria 80% of VictoriaVictorias mainland area is 227 010 sq kmFrance’s mainland area is 551,695 sq km
Disciplines• Business Management • Manufacturing operations• Hospitality • Transport and Logistics• Public Administration • Health• Information Technology • Rural/Agribusiness• Children’s Services
• Certificate III in Childrens Services• Certificate IV in Childrens Services• Diploma in Childrens Services (Early Childhood Education & Care)• Advanced Diploma in Children Services• Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)• Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies (Early Childhood)
Model• Collaborative regional program• Curriculum development• Collaborative governance• Moderation model of quality control• Blended learning• DSP Higher Education Centres• Collaborative capacity building
Overseas Models• University of Plymouth “network” • 20 FE Colleges across SW England• University of Western England “Federation” • 11 FE Colleges• University of The Highlands and Islands, Scotland.
Progress• $24.5M Federal Government Grant• Dedicated project teams (20 people) • TAFE and Ballarat University• Aggregated demand model
The fact is, in today’s world, no enterprise, nouniversity and no national economy standsalone. There is an ecosystem of businesspartners, government agencies, universitiesand research labs, customers andcompetitors.Connectivity gives us the unprecedentedability to collaborate and learn from oneanother.