Terms of Reference

The Education and Employment Committee will inquire into and report on matters that ensure Australia’s tertiary system can meet the needs of a future labour force focused on innovation and creativity; including the following matters:

  1. The extent to which students are graduating with the skills needed for the jobs of today and of the future;

  2. Matters relating to laws and regulations that may act as a barrier to education providers being able to offer qualifications that meet the needs of the new economy and fastest growing sectors;

  3. Factors that discourage closer partnerships between industry; in particular small and medium enterprises, the research sector and education providers; including but not limited to: intellectual property; technology transfer; and rapid commercialisation.

  4. Relationships between tertiary education entrepreneurship programs and private incubator and accelerators.

  5. Other related matters that the Committee considers relevant.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4573
Fax: (02) 6277 4773