National Inquiry Into Post-Secondary Education

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A Shorten Labor Government will establish a once in generation National Inquiry into Post-Secondary Education that will look at every aspect of the vocational and higher education systems.

Labor’s proposal will ensure every student can best respond to the needs of Australia’s economy and society.

This will be the first time a national inquiry has put TAFE and unis on an equal footing.

This is about making sure Australians have access to the best post-secondary opportunities in the world.

Labor believes we need to be thinking about children who are just starting school now – what will work and life look like for them in years to come, and what kind of post-secondary education will best prepare them?

If Australia is to continue to be a wealthy, highly-educated nation, we must boost participation in quality post-secondary education.

Countries in our region are investing heavily in education and skills. Experts have warned, if we rest on our laurels, Australia risks being left behind.

We want this inquiry ready to go in the first 100 days of a Labor Government.

The inquiry will be conducted within existing departmental resources.