Governing University Living Labs for sustainable development: lessons from international case studies
Jonas Pigeon, Xiaoyang Peng, Sam Rye, Rob Raven
This report outlines key recommendations and drivers to help University Living Labs stimulate innovation towards collective action on global challenges like climate change.
Australia’s China knowledge capability: university teaching, research, and future needs
This report was developed as a resource for those with a stake in the China relationship across the university, government, corporate and community sectors – to consider how Australia can best develop a long-term capability which adapts and adjusts with the changes in both Australia...
The role of universities in driving overseas investment into UK research and development
While universities already play an important role in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the UK, there is a clear opportunity for this role to be expanded and enhanced through better collaboration between universities, local partners and government. The purpose of this report is to...
Engaging young citizens: civic education practices in the classroom and beyond
This paper draws on evidence from several OECD publications and beyond to explore and highlight select examples of successful, child-centred civic learning practices which strengthen the democratic skills, values and knowledge of students.
ATAR’s rising relevance: admission standards and completion rates
This paper looks at past research and recent data on ATAR with respect to university admissions, completions and attrition, with a particular focus on the growing category of students admitted on a non-ATAR basis.
Which programs improve school readiness for vulnerable children?
The transition to school is a pivotal life stage for both children and their families, and a significant event for educators. This Evidence to Action Note outlines the key findings a recent school readiness rapid review.
Australian Universities Accord: discussion paper
The Australian government is working to establish an Australian Universities Accord to drive lasting alignment between Australia’s high quality higher education system and national needs. This discussion paper invites input on the kind of higher education system Australia needs in two and three decades’ time...
NTEU wage theft report
Wage theft has shamefully become an endemic part of universities’ business models. This report uncovers the staggering value of wages stolen in the university sector.
Collapse and recovery: how the COVID-19 pandemic eroded human capital and what to do about it
Joana Silva, Andres Yi Chang
Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an enormous shock to mortality, economies and daily life. This report estimates the impacts of the pandemic on the human capital of young children, school-age children and youth, and discusses the urgent actions needed to reverse the damage.
Sustaining art research collections: using data to explore collaboration
This report illustrates how quantitative analysis of library collection and activity data can be leveraged by library leaders to inform decisions about collaborative opportunities supporting art research collections.
Supporting world-class research translation in Australia
This report provides a clear set of principles, that can be applied across all Australian research institutions, to meet the evolving and long-term needs of society and the economy. It includes a spotlight on the key issues for research organisations, with practical actions to move...
The Early Years Strategy: discussion paper
Developing the Early Years Strategy is an opportunity to have a national conversation about what Australians want for young children and their families, and where the government should direct their efforts to achieve these aspirations. This discussion paper supports the submission process and includes questions...
Tackling under-achievement: why Australia should embed high-quality small-group tuition in schools
The authors of this report argue that high-quality, small-group tuition should be embedded in all Australian schools, as part of a national drive to close the learning gap between struggling and high-achieving students.
Religious educational institutions and anti-discrimination laws: consultation paper
The Australian Law Reform Commission is seeking stakeholder submissions on proposals to change the way Commonwealth anti-discrimination law applies to religious schools and other educational institutions.
Vocational education and training in regional, rural and remote Australia
This report examines the availability and accessibility of vocational education and training for students outside of Australia’s capital cities. These initial findings will help inform future research and analysis in this area.
Review of the National School Reform Agreement: study report
This report examines how well national policy initiatives by the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives and outcomes set out in the National School Reform Agreement, and makes recommendations to inform the design of the next school reform agreement.
National Disability Research Partnership: learnings and recommendations
This report has recommendations for setting up and running a National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP). It is based on feedback from the disability community and a range of other stakeholders who have contributed during the NDRP establishment phase.
Supporting teachers to use research evidence well in practice
This report describes ways that schools can build teachers’ and leaders’ confidence in using research evidence, and why this is important. It presents findings from independent surveys conducted by the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) and the Monash Q Project.
Adding value to competency-based training
Competency-based training (CBT) has been fundamental to how accredited VET is delivered in Australia for the last three decades or so, and over this time it has garnered both advocates and critics. This research examines the strengths and weaknesses of CBT as it is currently...
The skills crisis, university culpability and the overseas student industry
The story of how Australia’s universities became so dependent on overseas students is no secret. This dependence reflects decisions by successive Coalition and Labor governments to cut back on university funding over the past two decades. This report shows that the share of the universities’...
Future delivery of foundation skills training in remote Australia: discussion paper - December 2022
This discussion paper outlines current Australian government support for foundation skills training in remote areas. The paper has been prepared to seek public views on how training delivery can be strengthened.
A student-centred approach: understanding higher education pathways through co-design
This report illustrates how both participant-generated ideas can help reform policy and practice, and how the use of participatory design may facilitate improvement in engagement and communication between government, higher education institutions, industry, schools and communities.
A shorter path to teaching: exploring one-year postgraduate qualifications
Australia faces major teacher workforce challenges, especially in STEM subjects and rural schools. In recent years, the number of commencing Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students has been lower in most jurisdictions than in previous times. In this paper, the author argues that, compared to other...
Review of Effective Enrolment: final report
This review report aims to provide options on alternative methodologies to allocate a funding pool to schools based on student numbers, as part of the broader School Resourcing Model allocation.
NQF annual performance report 2022
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), in collaboration with all governments, has released this sixth annual performance report on the National Quality Framework (NQF). The report shows that 88% of education and care services are rated as Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS)...