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Formal submissions from COPHE in response to higher education policy issues.

COPHE works with its members, government agencies and other organisations to promote sound policy for higher education, as well as raising awareness of the contribution being made by the private sector. One of the ways we do this is by making formal submissions in response to Government proposals

HES Amendment re:Transparent Higher Education System Bill 2017

COPHE Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry: Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017

COPHE Submission_Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment_Transparency in HE 2017.pdf — PDF document, 603 kB (617,702 bytes)

Submission on proposed changes to the National Code of Practice for International Education Providers

COPHE made this submission to the Department of Education and Training on proposed changes to the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007. Overall COPHE believes the draft Code will strengthen the ESOS framework, and acknowledges the exhaustive consultation process. However COPHE urges consideration of some clarifications and wording enhancements in this submission.

COPHE Submission_Proposed Changes to Code of Practice for International Students final.pdf — PDF document, 484 kB (495,893 bytes)

COPHE submission re:Draft Admissions Transparency Implementation Plan

COPHE endorses the Admissions Transparency Implementation Working Group’s (IWG) process but at this stage, as a peak representative body for private providers, cannot endorse the Plan itself. However with some amendment to timeframes and consultation with higher education institutions COPHE believes that the Plan can be operationalised in an effective and timely manner.

COPHE Submission_Draft Admissions Transparency Implementation Plan 2017.pdf — PDF document, 372 kB (380,968 bytes)

Submission to proposed changes to the publication of TEQSA’s decisions

The COPHE submission outlines the disproportionate impacts of the proposed publication changes on private providers and the shortcomings of the proposal in the protection of students.

COPHE Submission _TEQSA Consultation Paper_Proposed Changes to Publication.pdf — PDF document, 513 kB (526,148 bytes)

Response to Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program Evaluation

Private providers should be given access to HEPPP funding because they cater for almost as many SES students as NUHEPs. Students, especially those who need encouragement, should be free to choose the course that will best meet their needs and aspirations, public or private, and still receive HEPP funding and Commonwealth Supported Places.

COPHE Response to Evaluation of HEPPP September 2017.pdf — PDF document, 363 kB (371,865 bytes)

Response to Minister Birmingham's HE Discussion Paper July 2016

In response to 'Driving Innovation, Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education', COPHE agrees that “a strong higher education system benefits everyone” (P2 ) but to do this, it must meet the needs of all its students, including those in the private sector.

COPHE Response to Higher Education Discussion Paper.pdf — PDF document, 495 kB (507,816 bytes)

Response to the Human Services: Identifying Sectors for Reform Productivity Commission Issues Paper June 2016

COPHE welcomes the opportunity to participate in this inquiry as there are constraints on competition arising from inconsistencies in public policy in the higher education sector that have been identified but not yet addressed.

Identifying Sectors for Reform - Productivity Commission Issues Paper 2016.pdf — PDF document, 550 kB (564,170 bytes)

Submission to the Consultation on the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions Processes May 2016

COPHE endorses all of the Principles set out in the Discussion Paper with the exception of the proposal (at Principle 7) that a single online platform be created to provide a guide to admissions policies. This may impede other, possibly more elegant ways, of providing admissions transparency.

COPHE Submission to the HE Standards Panel re Admission Transparency 2016.pdf — PDF document, 697 kB (714,557 bytes)

COPHE Response to the Draft National Code May 2016

COPHE broadly supported the changes, clarifications and simplifications, with one main exception. It also noted progress on the IEAA DET on the agent project to develop a Code of Ethics and a national accreditation and registration scheme for education agents.

COPHE Response to the Draft National Code.pdf — PDF document, 340 kB (348,281 bytes)

Submission re international students Bills Oct 2015

Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 and the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015.

COPHE Submission ESOS Amendments 30OCT2015 FINAL.pdf — PDF document, 548 kB (562,074 bytes)

Submission to the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements for Higher Education - September 2015

Submission to the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements for Higher Education - September 2015

COPHE Submission Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements for Higher Education.pdf — PDF document, 459 kB (470,980 bytes)

Submission to ESOS Amendment Bill 2015

Points submitted in August via set template re:proposed Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 and Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015

COPHE ESOS Amendment Bill Submission AUGUST 2015.pdf — PDF document, 729 kB (747,296 bytes)

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties – 31 July 2015

COPHE Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties – 31 July 2015

COPHE Submission to Joint Standing Ctte on Treaties_FTA between Australia and China_July 2015.pdf — PDF document, 333 kB (341,120 bytes)

Submission to Review of TPS Governance and Administration June 2015

COPHE Response to the Review of the Governance and Administration of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) - 23 June 2015

COPHE TPS Review Submission June 2015.pdf — PDF document, 612 kB (627,134 bytes)

COPHE Response to the Draft National Strategy for International Education May 2015

We welcome the publication of the draft National Strategy. While we are pleased the Government has accepted all the Chaney recommendations, it is imperative these are implemented immediately.

COPHE Submission Draft Strategy for International Education May 2015.pdf — PDF document, 705 kB (721,982 bytes)

Senate Education and Employment Committee Feb 2015

COPHE appreciated the opportunity to provide evidence to the Senate Education and Employment Committee Inquiry. COPHE’s submission supported the original Bill in its entirety except for Schedule 3 relating to the interest rate on loans where we, along with everyone in the sector, proposed retention of the Consumer Price Index. We appreciate that the Committee Inquiry accepted this change in the majority report and are pleased that the HE Reform Bill 2014 proposes retention of CPI as the indexation rate for HELP debt. We support the legislation.

COPHE Submission to Senate Education and Employment February 2015.pdf — PDF document, 480 kB (492,173 bytes)

Senate Education and Employment References Committee Feb 2015

COPHE urges Senators to approve the legislation recognising the need for a sustainable system and one that addresses equity in the treatment of students. It will also improve choice and diversity within the higher education sector for all students.

COPHE Submission to Senate Education and Employment References Committee 27 February 2015.pdf — PDF document, 561 kB (574,510 bytes)