The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) commends the Australian Government’s commitment to job readiness and industry relevance for students, research and universities. ATSE welcomes the proposed investments in training a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-ready Australian workforce and connecting Australian industry with the tertiary research sector.
The Job-ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package 2020 and the reforms proposed in the Bill represent significant changes to tertiary education in Australia. The proposed reforms have the potential to strongly impact current and future generations of students in Australia.
The proposed reforms may significantly disrupt the domestic student market, and while ATSE supports the objectives of the package we are seriously concerned about the potential for perverse outcomes which would be devastating to Australia’s STEM workforce pipeline and future economy.
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