Mitchell Institute

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Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy

Briefing paper

International students vital to coronavirus recovery

This Mitchell Institute issues paper highlights the far-reaching implications across many Australian communities and industries of a collapse in international student numbers.

COVID-19, employment stress and student vulnerability in Australia

This report examines the impact of employment stress on children’s learning, development, health and wellbeing. It provides an overview of international evidence, including research covering previous recessions.

Impact of coronavirus on apprentices and trainees

This research estimates new apprenticeships/traineeships in Australia will decline by 30% within two years. This equates to approximately 130,000 fewer new apprentices and trainees from the start of the pandemic to June 2023.

School closures will increase inequality unless urgent action closes the digital divide

While slowing the pace of the Covid-19 Pandemic is critical, reducing the growth of inequality – including in education – will be an equally important and complex challenge.

Australian investment in education: vocational education and training

The analysis in this report points to four promising areas for future VET funding reform.