VET and Higher Education at
Federation University
Andy Smith
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Schools and Programs)
Victorian Tertiary Education Plan
“… low educational attainment; limited family and personal
financial resources; limited ...
Coalescing VET and HE
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Integrated management team

• Integrated schools/faculties
• Integrated governance structures
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Beyond Pathways
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Pathways project
“Applied” degrees with VET and HE components
Nested and embedded awards
Single...
Regional Dual Sector Partnership
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Partner with 6 regional TAFE Institutes in Victoria
Teach undergraduate de...
Coverage
80% of Victoria
Federation University Australia
• Merge with the Gippsland campus of Monash University
• Develop the DSP arrangements with...
Roll back of public VET provision
• Defunding of 80% of VET courses
• Total withdrawal of government financial support for...
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Professor Andy Smith, Deputy Vice Chancellor Schools and Programs, University of Ballarat delivered this presentation at the 2013 Regional Universities conference. The event focuses on policy and funding for Australia’s regional tertiary education and its impact on service delivery and sustainable development. For more information about the event, visit the conference website: http://www.informa.com.au/regionalunis

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Andy Smith University of Ballarat: VET and Higher Education at Federation University

  1. 1. VET and Higher Education at Federation University Andy Smith Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Schools and Programs)
  2. 2. Victorian Tertiary Education Plan “… low educational attainment; limited family and personal financial resources; limited choice of courses available locally; limited personal and family aspiration; reluctance to take on the financial burden involved; limited subject choice in many small regional schools; and limited understanding of the benefits of higher education.” (p.16)
  3. 3. Coalescing VET and HE • Integrated management team • Integrated schools/faculties • Integrated governance structures • • • • • Quality and regulatory compliance Learning and teaching Curriculum development and approval Research Academic appeals.
  4. 4. Beyond Pathways • • • • • Pathways project “Applied” degrees with VET and HE components Nested and embedded awards Single quality policy Common terms and conditions of employment
  5. 5. Regional Dual Sector Partnership • • • • • • • Partner with 6 regional TAFE Institutes in Victoria Teach undergraduate degrees in the regions Collaborative regional program/curriculum development Blended learning Collaborative governance DSP Higher Education Centres Collaborative capacity building
  6. 6. Coverage 80% of Victoria
  7. 7. Federation University Australia • Merge with the Gippsland campus of Monash University • Develop the DSP arrangements with GippsTAFE and Advance TAFE • RPFF funding to develop pathways and develop new engineering hybrid qualification • Build the on-line and flexible delivery capacity of Fed Uni.
  8. 8. Roll back of public VET provision • Defunding of 80% of VET courses • Total withdrawal of government financial support for TAFE – full service provider payment • Massive in influx of private provision • Similar developments in Queensland, NSW and South Australia • Disappearance of the tertiary dream.

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