Peter Noonan has played a major role in shaping policy in Australia’s education and training system and has experience working as a policy adviser, senior executive and consultant to federal and state governments, universities, higher education providers and TAFE institutes. Peter has been instrumental to several major policy changes and reviews. He is a Mitchell Professorial Fellow.
Whether our tertiary education system can sustain, let alone improve participation levels, should be an important consideration for public policy.
This presentation supporting paper showcases different scenarios of future participation in vocational and higher education in Australia. The forecasts show that governments must take...
Panel discussion on the Australian VET sector with Peter Noonan (Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy Professorial Fellow), Megan Lilly (Manufacturing Skills Australia head of Workforce Development), and Bruce Mackenzie (former Chairman and founder of TAFE Directors Australia).
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The vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia plays a central role in the development of skills for the Australian workforce and through that role makes a critical contribution to workforce participation, productivity levels, individual’s life chances and economic and social...
In a presentation delivered to the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit on Wednesday 28 October 2015, Mitchell Professorial Fellow Peter Noonan proposes a new model for tertiary education funding in Australia.
In this presentation, Professor Noonan:explained why Australia needs to consider...
Previous analysis by the Mitchell Institute has shown a clear disjuncture in Australia’s expenditure on education and training, with spending on schooling and higher education far outstripping spending on vocational education and training.
One year on, this trend has intensified.
This paper argues that long-held acceptance of student entitlement should be applied consistently across the entire tertiary education system.
A clear ‘entitlement’ to public support for school education has been widely accepted policy for more than a century in Australia, but...
Overview: In the past 15 years, there have been five major national reviews of higher education with a primary focus on financing, so why is there still a political impasse over higher education reform?
In the latest Mitchell Institute discussion paper, Mitchell Professorial...
Education and training is a continuum, from early childhood, through schooling, to tertiary study and training. Yet our public policy and funding settings continue to reflect a piecemeal approach. This analysis and background paper shows that Australian governments are prioritising their investment in some aspects...
In this speech, Mitchell Professorial Fellow Peter Noonan discusses the role of vocational education and training (VET) and calls for a sustainable investment base for VET and a more coherent funding model across the tertiary education system in Australia.