Submissions & Reports


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDate File
SubmissionReview of Australia's Higher Education SystemDepartment of EducationDecember 2022
SubmissionAustralian Skills GuaranteeDepartment of Employment and Workplace RelationsDecember 2022
SubmissionEmployment White PaperEmployment Taskforce, TreasuryNovember 2022
SubmissionAustralia - India Education Qualification Recognition TaskforceAustralian Government Department of EducationSeptember 2022
SubmissionJobs and Skills AustraliaSenateAugust 2022
SubmissionTDA submission to the TAE Training and Education Training Package ReviewPwC’s Skills for Australia26 May 2022
SubmissionEducation Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Review 2022Department of Education, Skills and EmploymentApril 2022


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDate File
SubmissionNew Industry ArrangementsAustralian Government13 October 2021
SubmissionDraft VET Workforce Quality StrategyDepartment of Education, Skills and Employment28 September 2021
Joint Position StatementJoint Position Statement On Onshore International Student TransfersSeptember 2021
SubmissionCare Workforce Labour Market StudyNational Skills Commission5 July 2021
SubmissionSubmission in response to Fees and charges proposal & Cost recovery for quality assurance and regulation of higher educationTertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency20 June 2021
ReportChanging the Design of TAFE for a New Normal: How Digital is Transforming the Training Experience, Campus Design and TAFE Operating Models10 June 2021
SubmissionSubmission in response to Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030Council for International Education26 May 2021
SubmissionSubmission for the Scoping Study - University Research Commercialisation Scheme - Letter to the University Research Commercialisation SchemeDepartment of Education, Skills and Employment9 April 2021

SubmissionSubmission for the Scoping Study - University Research Commercialisation Scheme - SMEs and TAFEs
SubmissionFeedback on Proposed ESOS Course Exemption InstrumentDepartment of Education, Skills and Employment6 April 2021


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDate File
Report#The Power of TAFE: The COVID StoryDecember 2020
SubmissionSubmission on ACER Language, Literacy and Numeracy ReviewDepartment of Education, Skills and Employment18 December 2020
SubmissionMaking and Assessing Claims of Scholarship and Scholarly ActivityTertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency18 December 2020
SubmissionSMEs and TAFEs collaborating through applied research for growthThe Australian Government19 October 2020
SubmissionFeedback on proposed amendments to the ESOS Act to improve the regulation of supplementary coursesDepartment of Education, Skills and Employment12 October 2020
SubmissionInquiry into Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020 and Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Department of the Senate25 September 2020
SubmissionSubmission on Approach to Effective Self-Assurance for the VET SectorAustralian Skills Quality Authority10 September 2020
SubmissionSubmission on a Proposed Code of Practice for VET Student Loan Scheme ProvidersCommonwealth Ombudsman27 August 2020
SubmissionCritical Role of Blue Tech and Digital Skills in Australia’s Economic RecoveryThe Australian Government24 August 2020
SubmissionResponse to Interim Report on Review of National
Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development
The Productivity Commission30 July 2020
SubmissionReview of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce DevelopmentThe Productivity Commission13 January 2020


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDateFile
SubmissionNational Skills CommissionAustralian Government22 November 2019
SubmissionSubmission on Tuition Protection LegislationSenate 31 October 2019


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDateFile
SubmissionHigher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability)Senate Education and Employment CommitteeMarch 2018
SubmissionPre-budget submissionAustralian GovernmentFebruary 2018


TypeTitleSubmitted toDateFile
SubmissionDigital EconomyDepartment of Innovation, Industry and ScienceDecember 2017
SubmissionSubmission into the Inquiry into the provisions of the Migration Amendment Bill, and the Migration Charges BillSenate Education and Employment CommitteeDecember 2017
SubmissionGetting the Mix Right – Submission to the Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools Victorian Parliament Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills CommitteeDecember 2017
SubmissionSubmission into regional, rural and remote educationThe independent review into regional, rural and remote education, Department of Education and TrainingAugust 2017
Commissioned Research ReportLH Martin Institute. R. Schubert and L. Geodegebuure: Bridge to opportunity: TAFE as Key Partners in Innovation EcosystemsAugust 2017
SubmissionThe contribution of VET to the tertiary education systemHouse of Representatives Committee Inquiry into School to Work TransitionsJuly 2017
SubmissionAn even playing field for tertiary education in Australia Senate Education and Employment CommitteeJune 2017


TypeTitleSubmitted toDateFile
SubmissionDriving innovation, fairness and applied learning in Australian higher educationDepartment of Education and TrainingJuly 2016
Commissioned Research ReportEscalier McLean Consulting: The Regional Paradox: Case studiesMay 2016
Commissioned Research ReportEscalier McLean Consulting: The Regional Paradox: Undersupply of skilled workers and over-representation of unemployed and disengaged youthApril 2016
SubmissionQuality of Assessment in Vocational Education and Training – Discussion PaperDepartment of Education and TrainingApril 2016
Commissioned Research ReportNCVER: Trends in public and private VET provision: participation, finances, and outcomes2016
Policy PaperWhy a national industry policy & innovation and STEM strategy needs quality training2016
Policy PaperQuality is the hallmark of a well-regulated VET system2016
Policy PaperRural and remote vocational education and training relies on TAFE2016
Policy PaperEnding discrimination in Australia’s tertiary education system2016
Policy PaperLet’s lift Australia’s national apprenticeships


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDateFile
SubmissionEducation for Overseas Students Amendments (ESOS) – Streamlining Regulation Bill 2015 and Registration Charges Bill 2015Senate Education and Employment Legislation CommitteeNovember 2015
SubmissionSubmission to the 457 Visa Integrity Review: Training Fund ContributionAugust 2015
SubmissionResponse to the Review of the Governance and Administration of the Tuition Protection ServiceJune 2015
SubmissionResponse to the International Education StrategyMay 2015
SubmissionSubmission to the Victorian VET Funding ReviewGovernment of VictoriaApril 2015
SubmissionSubmission to the Inquiry into the Principles of Higher Education and Research Reform BillSenate Education and Employment Reference CommitteeFebruary 2015
SubmissionAttachment: TDA Higher Education Student Survey ReportNovember 2014
SubmissionThe operation, regulation and funding of private vocational education and training (VET) providers in AustraliaFebruary 2015
SubmissionResponse to the review of training packages and accredited courses discussion paperFebruary 2015


TypeTitleSubmitted toDateFile
SubmissionIndustry Engagement in Training Package Development – Towards a contestable modelDepartment of IndustryDecember 2014
SubmissionResponse to Future directions for streamlined visa processing discussion paperDepartment of Immigration and Border ProtectionDecember 2014
SubmissionInforming the new AID Investment Plans for Burma, Lao PRD, Cambodia and VietnamDepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeDecember 2014
SubmissionReform of the ESOS FrameworkDepartment of EducationOctober 2014
SubmissionSubmission into the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014Senate Education and Employment CommitteeSeptember 2014
SubmissionReforming regulation in Vocational Education and TrainingVET Reform TaskforceSeptember 2014
SubmissionSubmission into the role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific RegionJoint Standing Committee on Foreign AffairsJuly 2014
SubmissionResponse to the proposed standards for training providers and VET regulatorsDepartment of IndustryJuly 2014
SubmissionResponse to the Independent Review of the VET Sector in Western AustraliaApril 2014
SubmissionResponse to the inquiry into the role of technical and further education (TAFE) system and its operationStanding Committee of Education and EmploymentApril 2014
SubmissionSubmission to the Inquiry into Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in AustraliaSenate Education and Employment Reference CommitteeMarch 2014
SubmissionSubmission to the Review of the Genuine Temporary Entrant RequirementDepartment of Immigration and Border ProtectionMarch 2014


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDateFile
Commissioned Research ReportIndependent Economics: Cost-benefit analysis and returns from additional investment in VETAugust 2013
Commissioned Research ReportIndependent Economics: Executive Summary, Cost-benefit analysis and returns from additional investment in VETAugust 2013
Commissioned Research ReportDr John Mitchell: Reinventing Service Delivery – Case studies of TAFE institutes meeting industry needs and government goalsFebruary 2013
Discussion PaperUnleashing the Capability – Public technical and further education providers in the tertiary sectorJuly 2013
Policy PaperEmployment and economic benefits of additional investment in technical and further education2013
Policy PaperQuality in a new open market national entitlement system of vocational education and training2013
Policy PaperMaintaining a commitment to skills funding & meeting Australia’s skill shortages2013
Policy PaperEducational Leadership in the delivery of green skills for sustainable development2013
Policy PaperTAFE Leadership in International Education2013
Policy PaperSkill set funding reforms to workplace training2013
Policy PaperPathways in Tertiary Education and funding for work-ready degrees2013
Policy PaperPathways to higher qualifications2013
Policy PaperDirect federal engagement within Australia’s public provider (TAFE) Institutes2013


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDateFile
Policy PaperNational Charter for TAFE2012


TypeTitleSubmitted ToDateFile
Policy PaperDiscussion Paper, The Case for a National Charter for TAFENovember 2011
Policy Paper
Occasional Paper, TDA and LH Martin Institute Tertiary Education Missions to the UK and US
Policy PaperTAFE’s strategic
leadership role
in Regional
Policy Paper
Realising Australia’s Tertiary Sector: the case for Provider Categories in VET

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