2006 – The Bologna Process and Australia

Attachment: CAPA submission


The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is the national peak body of postgraduate student organisations representing Australia’s 257,800 postgraduate students, including 47,300 research students and 210,500 students undertaking coursework qualifications.

General comments

The European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process) aims to provide a top-level framework for higher education across Europe. Bologna contains many elements that are entirely interdependent and supportive of each other, such that individual elements cannot exist in isolation. The Bologna Process is unlikely to be effective in Australia if only particular elements are selected and promoted. Specifically, the Process must include stakeholder involvement and
a social dimension.