In this submission, UA will focus on student income support payments, including Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY.
With the support of Government, the nation’s universities can partner with business and community to make Australia a more productive and prosperous place, and a better place to live.
On 10 November, UA made a short submission made by UA to TEQSA’s consultation on its draft compliance guides on scholarship, work-integrated learning and admissions (coursework). These guides are updated and simplified versions of publications previously known as TEQSA Guidance Notes. Although UA supports streamlining and simplification of these publications, we have expressed concern that the proposed title of ‘compliance guides’ may not accurately reflect the purpose and status of the documents, and have accordingly suggested some minor revisions.
As the institutions responsible for training most of the teachers in Australia, Universities Australia’s members are key stakeholders in all work to assure and improve the quality and effectiveness of ITE. Accordingly, Universities Australia looks forward to working with Government on the review. An effective review will benefit ITE students and
providers and – most importantly – school students across the nation.