Hike a graphic illustration of fee ‘madness’

Hike a graphic illustration of fee ‘madness’  | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 17 July, 2013

COURSE fees for graphic design at Canberra Institute of Technology have risen 1000 per cent in five years, an advanced diploma costing double that of a bachelors degree at nearby Canberra University. Pat Forward, national TAFE secretary for the Australian Education Union, said government reforms under the Council of Australian Governments was driving irrationality in policy, with the removal of subsidies for higher-level vocational qualifications forcing providers to offer courses on a full-fee recovery basis.

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