Download: CAPA’s response to ‘Next steps on improving the transparency of higher education admissions’ Consultation paper
CAPA welcomes the targeting admission information to include the two-applicant groupings that may become prospective postgraduate students. With more comparable information between courses and institutions, students can make an informed decision on their enrolment, especially with the ever-increasing investment cost of postgraduate education.
The available CSP places should be displayed as something other than an exact numerical value, as a small number may give a false perception of a highly competitive CSP process. Thus, we recommend providing the percentage of successful applicants receiving a CSP place, which serves as an indicator (based on historical data) of the ‘relative competitiveness for CSP places’, which considers the cohort size.
Other information we feel would be beneficial to prospective postgraduate students include: