Australian Universities Accord Final Report released

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On 25 February 2024, the Minister for Education, the Hon Jason Clare MP, released the Australian Universities Accord Final Report.

The Report contains 47 recommendations to Government on creating a long-term reform plan for the higher education sector to meet Australia’s future skills needs.

Minister Clare says the Australian Universities Accord recommends how to reform higher education over the next decade and beyond.

“The Accord says that in the years ahead, we will need 80 per cent of the workforce to not just finish high school, we will need them to finish TAFE or university as well,” says Minster Clare.

“The Accord will help to drive this change. It will help us build a better and fairer education system where no one is held back, and no one is left behind.”

The Review proposes a set of ambitious targets, including lifting the tertiary education attainment rate from 60% currently to at least 80% of working age Australians (15 to 65 years) in our workforce by 2050.

The Government will now consider the Review’s recommendations.

To read the Final Report, visit Australian Universities Accord.

Correct at time of publication.