Overview – CAPA welcomes Labor’s announcement to conduct a national inquiry into post-secondary education. We are appreciative of the opportunity to make a submission to the scope and terms of reference of the inquiry.
We make the following recommendations regarding the scope and terms of reference of the committee:
Recommendation 1: That the review investigates accessibility of postgraduate coursework degrees.
Recommendation 2: That the review investigates postgraduate research degrees, in the context of research degrees being a key component of the research training system.
Recommendation 3: That CAPA is invited on to the review panel due to our expertise on postgraduate student issues.
Recommendation 4: That NATSIPA is invited on to the review panel due to their expertise on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate student issues.