Education Analytics Service

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Higher education, Pathways, Vocational education and training, Secondary education, Labour force


This is an Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Practitioner level module prepared primarily for DFAT staff.


This Practitioner level module is designed to ensure staff members who engage with and lead policy dialogue with international and domestic partners are informed about pathways through higher education and strategies for investing in and ensuring the quality of higher education. It is recommended that staff complete the Higher Education: Foundation level module as background information to this Practitioner level module. Topics covered in this module include how higher education links with technical and vocational education and training (TVET), secondary education, workforce planning and lifelong learning; investment options for higher education; how higher education is financed, how it is quality assured; and sustainability and higher education.

Place of Publication

Canberra, Australia


Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade