About this inquiry

The inquiry will look at ways to ensure that Australia’s tertiary system can meet the needs of a future labour force focused on innovation and creativity.

Past Public Hearings

29 Mar 2017: Canberra, ACT
16 Mar 2017: Brisbane, QLD
15 Mar 2017: Melbourne , VIC


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy

On Wednesday 9 November 2016 the Committee adopted an inquiry referred by the Minister for Employment, Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, asking the Committee to inquire into and report on matters that ensure Australia’s tertiary system - including universities and public and private providers of vocational education and training -  can meet the needs of a future labour force focused on innovation and creativity.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing
the terms of reference by 1 February 2017.

Information that may assist in preparing a submission to the Committee may be viewed here.

Submissions to the previous committee’s lapsed inquiry into this matter last Parliament can be found here.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4573
Fax: +61 2 6277 4773