Both CAPA and NATSIPA support the aim of producing “Job-ready Graduates”. However, we have concerns that varying student contributions will not achieve the desired outcome. In order to improve this package, we recommend:
That no unit is subject to a charge higher than the current highest rate.
That universities do not receive less funding per student than currently.
CSPs should be indexed to both CPI and national population growth.
Amending the legislation to extend the measures for demand-driven student places to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, irrespective of their location.
Schedule 4 of the Bill enforcing and regulating a 50% pass requirement should be removed in its entirety.