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1 Report on performance Higher education HIGHLIGHTS Key highlights for this objective in : contributed to the national debate on the Commonwealth s higher education reforms achieved an allocation of 2410 additional publicly funded university commencing places for Queensland created the Institute for Educational Research, Policy and Evaluation (IERPE) as a consortium approach to the development of statewide educational research expertise in the university sector agreed to provide advice, coordination and higher education approval processes on behalf of the Northern Territory Government accredited and re-accredited 18 higher education courses provided by eight non-university institutions in Queensland enhanced quality assurance of Queensland-based overseas, interstate and non-university higher education institutions and courses hosted the Queensland China Education Forum undertook international marketing activities for the Higher Education International Initiative, with Queensland universities, contributing to international university student enrolment growth of 9 per cent. 53

2 Objective: To support the development of a high-quality, accessible higher education system... Department of Education Strategic Plan Higher education in Queensland The state s higher education system comprises a diverse range of universities and non-university providers operating in communities across the state. Queensland has nine universities teaching approximately students of which around are international students. Almost people are employed by the universities at 26 campuses. The small but growing non-university sector includes 17 institutions catering to more than 4000 students see Appendix 7. In , six key strategies advanced the development of a high-quality, accessible higher education sector. These were: ensure Queensland is positioned to meet its higher education needs maximise post-school opportunities for all Queenslanders foster university research and development support university innovation and competitiveness maintain the quality of higher education in Queensland progress the lifelong learning agenda. Ensure Queensland is positioned to meet its higher education needs The national agenda Since the 1970s, state and Commonwealth governments have shared responsibility for Australia s higher education sector. The states are responsible for planning and establishing universities, and administering the laws that govern universities and authorise their operations. States are also responsible for monitoring and overseeing universities compliance with legislative requirements, including their financial powers and probity, and for the standard of their individual by-laws. The department actively advocates the further development of Queensland s higher education sector by working collaboratively with universities, the Commonwealth Government and state agencies. Key areas of involvement during have included engaging with the Commonwealth higher education reforms, accrediting higher education programs delivered by non-university providers and promoting the internationalisation of Queensland universities. Key alliances in included: Joint Committee for Higher Education (JCHE) provides policy advice to Commonwealth, state and territory ministers through submissions to the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) provides quality assurance of the operations of Australian universities. State and territory accrediting agencies are represented on the Board of AUQA by Queensland s Assistant Director-General International, Non-State and Higher Education Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) the department contributes to higher education planning and policy issues through regular liaison and consultation with DEST. During , Australian higher education has been the focus of the most significant reform agenda in the past 15 years. This reform process culminated in a series of announcements in the Commonwealth Budget, the introduction of new legislation and the instigation of a Senate inquiry into higher education funding and regulatory legislation. The department made a significant contribution to the debate about the Commonwealth higher education reforms throughout This included a submission to the Senate inquiry into higher education reforms. Outcomes of the reforms for Queensland included: allocation of 2410 new publicly funded commencing places for the Queensland higher education sector provision of supplementary funding for all universities at the rate of 2.5 per cent a year over the period subject to conditions on compliance with governance measures introduction of a loading for regional universities and campuses in recognition of the special role they play in their communities and the pressures they face in providing services in these areas allocation of a proportion of Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (713) and Education Costs Scholarships (595) to Queensland universities 23.8 per cent of the national pool. The additional fully funded commencing places for Queensland universities will start in 2005, resulting in 6703 additional places for Queensland students by Higher education Department of Education and the Arts Annual Report

3 The additional 2.5 per cent funding allocated as part of the Commonwealth reforms is conditional on amendments that align state university Acts with National Governance Protocols. The department has developed amendments for enactment next year, to ensure that the additional funding is delivered to the state s universities in continue to monitor the effect of Commonwealth higher education reforms on universities, students and communities in Queensland comply with Commonwealth requirements for the adoption of National Governance Protocols by amending university enabling Acts. Maximise post-school opportunities for all Queenslanders Increasing access to higher education The department monitors a range of factors associated with participation in, and access to, higher education opportunities in Queensland including: rates at which school leavers enrol directly in university courses OP levels required to enrol in university courses university participation rates of targeted equity groups demographic trends that may influence decisions around the establishment of new campuses and the allocation of funded places to existing universities needs of Queensland employers in key industry areas for example, nursing, allied health professions and teacher education. This work informs the advocacy role played by the department on behalf of Queensland universities and their stakeholders. The Queensland Government submission to the 2003 Senate inquiry into the higher education reforms highlighted the need for Queensland to receive a share of new higher education places commensurate with the high rates of population growth forecast for the state over the next decade. Cape York Institute The department contributed $ in to the establishment of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership. The institute was established in response to the State Government s Cape York Justice Study, Meeting Challenges, Making Choices, with funding from several state government departments and the Commonwealth Government. The institute is based in Cairns, under the auspices of Griffith University, and comprises: a leadership program for current and future Indigenous leaders The department provides funding to support The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, to deliver a two-year pre-tertiary course in a range of subjects including horticulture. a course work program to build practical skill levels for Indigenous administrators, public servants and social entrepreneurs a research program conducting academic research in Indigenous public policy a think tank comprising Cape York leaders and leading public and private sector figures. Pre-tertiary courses at Gatton In , the department provided $ to The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus to support the delivery of two-year, pre-tertiary certificate courses in various areas including agriculture, animal husbandry and horticulture. The programs are offered as alternatives to a full degree or as a bridging program to a full degree. Working to increase access for all Queenslanders As part of its submission to the Senate inquiry into higher education reforms, the Queensland Government highlighted the barriers to higher education participation experienced by Indigenous people, students with disabilities and people from rural and remote areas. It noted the cost burden that families of these students face, and the lack of Commonwealth initiatives designed to increase the participation of these groups. In addition, the department worked with Queensland universities on submissions to the Commonwealth s review of the Higher Education Equity Program (HEEP). continue to monitor participation rates and demographic trends, including targeted equity groups, to inform planning and policy in the Queensland higher education sector and to advocate for more Commonwealth-funded places to meet growth continue to contribute to programs aimed at increasing access to tertiary programs including funding for the Cape York Institute and The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus. Department of Education and the Arts Annual Report Higher education 55

4 Foster university research and development A consortium approach to educational research Research and development is promoted by the department as a pathway to innovation and a strong future in a global knowledge economy. The department worked with Queensland universities to establish the Institute for Educational Research, Policy and Evaluation (IERPE). IERPE was initiated to create a consortium approach to the development of statewide educational research expertise in the university sector, and involves a core network of Queensland universities, including Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, Central Queensland University, James Cook University and the University of Southern Queensland. During the year, the focus has involved recruiting the Foundation Director and jointly developing a constitution to guide IERPE s operational and governance arrangements. IERPE has been commissioned to manage the evaluation of the trial phase of the preparatory year in Queensland schools. The department also worked with the Higher Education Forum to develop a research proposal on the schoolto-higher-education transition. The project is due to start in the latter part of 2004 with the endorsement of Queensland university vice-chancellors. Contributing to Commonwealth reviews of research During , the department collaborated with Queensland s Chief Scientist and the Department of State Development and Innovation on a number of Commonwealth-initiated reviews of research funding and infrastructure. This involved contributing to a whole-of-government submission to a Commonwealth review of national research infrastructure, and the preparation of a submission to the Commonwealth review of the national Research Training, Institutional Grants and the Research Infrastructure Block Grants Scheme. The first review informed a Commonwealth Government announcement of continued funding under the Backing Australia s Ability program. Outcomes from the second review remain the subject of Commonwealth consideration. Smart State Returns Fellowship Scheme In , the department developed and launched the Smart State Returns Fellowship Scheme. The scheme supports short-stay visits (two to three months) for accomplished Australian alumni who have spent extensive time overseas. As school and university communities become more international in their focus, the scheme will provide a mechanism to strengthen collaborative links with other countries and educational systems. continue to work with other state agencies to prioritise state research infrastructure investment monitor and respond to reforms to Commonwealth research policy which may impact on Queensland s higher education institutions. Support university innovation and competitiveness Commercial activity in Queensland universities Universities are now required to supplement the income they receive from the Commonwealth by engaging in commercial activities. They are also accountable to the public for their expenditure. Concerns expressed by universities in about their capacity to engage in a range of commercial activities resulted in the department undertaking a review of universities commercial powers. This resulted in the establishment of a framework for universities to conduct a wide range of commercial activities and remain publicly accountable, as long as the activities are consistent with the stated functions of the institution. Supporting international activities of Queensland universities Universities must be competitive in the international environment in teaching and learning, in research activities, and, increasingly, in the commercialisation of their intellectual property. Their international activities now embrace a definition of internationalisation beyond research collaborations and the recruitment of international students. This definition includes curriculum reform and providing greater opportunities for Queensland students to study overseas. The recruitment of international students to study at Queensland education institutions is now the state s third-ranking services export industry. Queensland universities draw students from 140 countries, bringing social and cultural benefits to the community as well as significant economic benefits. The presence of international students in Queensland generates in excess of $800 million per annum for the state economy see Figure 32. Through the Queensland Tertiary Education Foundation (QTEF), the department s Higher Education International Initiative promotes Queensland as a university study destination in international markets. This work, with the support of all Queensland vice-chancellors, aims to introduce universities to new and emerging overseas markets and to enhance mature markets by promoting the quality of Queensland universities and the development of enhanced government-to-government relationships. 56 Higher education Department of Education and the Arts Annual Report

5 Activities this year included: International Students Welcome Day Since 1998, the Minister has hosted an annual International Students Welcome Day for international students starting their study in Queensland. The event demonstrates Queensland s support for international education and interest in the social and cultural contribution that international students make to the state. This year, the department worked with Queensland Education and Training International (QETI) to expand the event to include 165 international students in schools, TAFE institutes, private vocational education and training providers and English language institutes, and in particular students and institutions in regional areas. Queensland China Education Forum The Queensland Government Trade and Investment Office (QGTIO) and the department organised the 2004 Queensland China Education Forum. The forum is an opportunity to further develop links between the two governments and between universities in Queensland and China. Nearly 30 Chinese Government officials attended the forum, including representatives from the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, the Jiangsu Provincial People s Government and the Shanghai Xuhui District Education Bureau. The department continues to work closely with QETI the operational arm of the Queensland Education and Training Export Board to increase the state s export earnings from education studies and services. continue its international marketing of Queensland higher education in consultation and collaboration with Queensland universities, QTEF and QETI. Indian cricket tour and seminar series In April this year, Queensland and India combined their love of cricket and education when a university cricket team and a delegation of leading Queensland academics jointly toured India and Sri Lanka. The tour was coordinated by the department to build on the connections between Indian and Queensland educational institutions, through the sport of cricket a passion in both countries. India is one of Queensland s key trading partners with a growing portfolio of lucrative partnerships from a diverse range of industries, including education. More than 2000 international students from the subcontinent were studying in Queensland last year. Former Australian cricket captain Allan Border lined up alongside some of Queensland s most promising cricketers, all students or graduates of Queensland universities, doubling as players and ambassadors for Queensland education. The team played a series of matches in four Indian cities, touring in conjunction with a university seminar series profiling Queensland universities and their excellence in research and development. Queensland academics with expertise in IT, engineering and environmental education engaged with their Indian counterparts throughout the tour. Two outstanding Indian cricketers from the series were awarded scholarships to undertake a short program at the Australian Cricket Academy in Queensland. Figure 32: Number of international students in Queensland universities Number of international students More international students in Queensland universities Department of Education and the Arts Annual Report Higher education 57

6 Maintain the quality of higher education in Queensland The State Government sets standards for establishing and recognising universities, for accrediting university-level awards offered by non-university providers and for the operation of overseas higher education providers in the state. The quality assurance of Queensland-based overseas, interstate and private higher education institutions and courses has been enhanced through new legislation covering the regulation of higher education in Queensland. The new Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2003 commenced in 2004 and is supported by implementation guidelines, developed by the department in consultation with industry stakeholders, to provide clear advice on approval criteria and processes. The new legislation enacts nationally agreed protocols and provides for an improved quality assurance framework. It includes a more rigorous system for regulating the operation of overseas and interstate institutions in Queensland, and the establishment of new universities. It also increases the capacity for monitoring non-university higher education providers throughout the accreditation period via the introduction of an annual reporting requirement. Queensland s higher education approval processes operate in the context of a national higher education quality framework, comprising the National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA). AUQA will audit the higher education accreditation functions of the department in the second half of The Assistant Director-General, International, Non-State and Higher Education, Ms Leigh Tabrett, has been a state and territory representative for higher education accreditation agencies on the board of AUQA since She was appointed Deputy Chair of the board in Queensland s reputation for best practice in higher education accreditation is enhanced by the department s participation in a national network of higher education accreditation agencies, through which officers provide advice to other jurisdictions on accreditation policy, legislative reviews and guidelines for approval processes. in applying for accreditation of associate degree courses, and to consider ways to streamline accreditation processes for providers that operate in both sectors. For more information on the accreditation of higher education courses and institutions in , see Appendix 7. The department has also negotiated to provide advice, coordination and higher education approval processes on behalf of the Northern Territory Government, commencing in the second half of prepare for the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) audit of the Office of Higher Education s accreditation process for non-university providers continue to develop ways of streamlining accreditation processes for providers that operate in both the higher education and vocational education and training sectors. Develop the capacity of Learning Network Queensland to contribute to lifelong learning Progress the Lifelong Learning agenda Learning Network Queensland s (LNQ) purpose is to extend learning opportunities to Queensland s dispersed population. Approximately 44 local communities in regional, rural and remote areas have improved access to a wider range of learning opportunities for their students as a result of expanded services provided through LNQ. During , the department provided assistance to programs focused on improving students success in securing employment or further education and training. In addition, the department implemented the initial stage of the recommendations of the Skilbeck Review of LNQ by establishing an interim governing board responsible to the Minister. continue to review the governance and operational arrangements of LNQ. In 2003, the associate degree was recognised on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The department provided advice to stakeholders from higher education and vocational education and training (VET) sectors on accreditation processes for the new qualification. The aim was to ensure VET providers are not disadvantaged 58 Higher education Department of Education and the Arts Annual Report

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