Release of the Higher Education Standards Panel’s Discussion Paper on Improving Completion, Retention and Success in Higher Education

Friday 9 June 2017


In November 2016 the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham asked the Higher Education Standards Panel to examine:

  • the trends and factors driving completions and attrition
  • the adequacy of existing data on completions and attrition and improvements that can enhance transparency and institutional accountability
  • strategies institutions can pursue to support student success and course completion in higher education
  • ways in which the identification of students at risk of non-completion, and the adoption of evidence-based support strategies to maximise their opportunity to succeed, can be systematically embedded in provider practice.