House of Representatives Committees
Standing Committee on Employment, Education and
© This report remains the property of the Commonwealth of
ISBN 0 642 37489 9.
The report of the inquiry into the role of TAFE and universities was
presented to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on 28 July 1998.
The government has not yet responded to the report.
You may access the separate parts of the report by clicking on the following
documents, which are in pdf format. To view or print these pdf
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Covering documents (PDF format)
This includes the terms of reference of the inquiry, the membership of
the Committee, the preface to the report by the Committee Chair, Brendan
Nelson, MP, the table of contents of the report, and a list of abbreviations
used in the report.
Executive summary (PDF format)
Includes recommendations made in the report.
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF format)
The terms of reference
What is TAFE?
TAFE and Higher Education
The status of TAFE
The structure of the report
Chapter 2 TAFE and the VET sector (PDF format)
The VET sector
TAFE's 'market' position
Reform of the VET sector
TAFE and competition
Chapter 3 TAFE's special roles (PDF format)
TAFE in regional Australia
TAFE's community service obligations
Education and training for enrolled nurses
Chapter 4 TAFE's emerging roles (PDF format)
A flexible VET provider
Vocational education and training in schools
General studies in TAFE
Research in TAFE
New TAFE enterprises
Careers guidance and the promotion of VET
Chapter 5 TAFE and higher education (PDF
Overlap between TAFE and higher education
Chapter 6 Funding and administration (PDF
Appendices I-IV (PDF format)
Conduct of the inquiry
Submissions and exhibits received by the
Witnesses at public hearings.
Appendices V-VI (PDF format)
Apprentices and trainees in training
Higher education and VET enrolments
Appendices VII-VIII (PDF format)
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