What does the Universities Accord Final Report mean for the arts?

This blueprint for major reform of tertiary education contains little that's specifically about the arts or humanities, but it's there in the detail.
University students in graduation robes throw mortarboards in the air.

Billed as a blueprint for major long-term and lasting reform, the Australian Universities Accord Final Report was released on 25 February by the Federal Minister for Education, Jason Clare.

Commissioned in November 2022 by the then-new Labor Government, the Universities Accord is the first broad review of the tertiary education sector since 2008. Covering universities and TAFE, it aims to repair what almost everyone agrees is a broken, inequitable and fragmented system that is failing to meet Australia’s current and future employment needs.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk