Higher education research

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This report was produced by ACER and submitted to Skills Victoria.


There is considerable interest in the provision of, and access to, tertiary education within Victoria by the State Government. In 2010, a Tertiary Education Plan was released by the Government, detailing various targets and policy objectives in this sector. Despite a change of Government, the broad objectives in the plan continue to be pursued. As such, a number of more specific plans, based on geographic locations within Victoria, are being constructed. One such plan is being constructed for Gippsland. An Expert Panel has been formed to create the plan for Gippsland, chaired by Professor Kwong Lee Dow. This document provides supporting analysis for the Expert Panel to use in the formation of the Gippsland Tertiary Education Plan. Specifically, this document provides a modelling of tertiary demand in the Gippsland region. It provides three projections of attendance rates at technical and vocational courses, and tertiary courses, for persons aged 18-65 in the Gippsland region. For the purpose of this project, Gippsland is divided into 6 Local Government Areas (LGA). These are Baw-Baw, Bass Coast, East Gippsland, La Trobe City, South Gippsland and Wellington.