What are enabling programs? How do they help Australians get to uni?

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Hattam, Sarah, Davis, Charmaine and Weiler, Tanya. 2023. "What are enabling programs? How do they help Australians get to uni?" The Conversation.
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What are enabling programs? How do they help Australians get to uni?

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AuthorsHattam, Sarah, Davis, Charmaine and Weiler, Tanya
Publication TitleThe Conversation
Year2023
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL)https://theconversation.com/what-are-enabling-programs-how-do-they-help-australians-get-to-uni-210269
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One of Education Minister Jason Clare’s top priorities for the Universities Accord is encouraging more Australians to go to university. As he notes, “more jobs are going to require a university qualification in the years ahead”.

Alongside this call is the recognition we need to improve access for people from equity cohorts - including Indigenous Australians, those from low socioeconomic and regional and rural backgrounds and people with a disability.

As the accord’s interim report notes, we need a higher education system that no longer prevents “talented people from attaining life-changing qualifications”.

One way to do this is through enabling programs.

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of South Australia
University of Southern Queensland
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