Tertiary figures fall short of target

Tertiary figures fall short of target | John Ross | The Australian Higher Education | 14 November, 2012

AUSTRALIA’S population is not becoming qualified any faster than it was in 2008, when governments agreed to halve the proportion of adults without tertiary qualifications — a target they now appear to have little chance of achieving.

The Council of Australian Governments Reform Council said the slow increase in the level of post-school qualifications since 2008 had been “consistent with the historical trend”, with no obvious impact from the 2008 agreement.

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