Swinburne U is looking to grow in the pathways market, talking about a joint venture with New Zealand kinder-to uni prep provider ACG. The university now runs its own pathways and foundation year programmes, which would be taken over by a JV. If it goes ahead staff effected will be variously offered roles in the JV, with some able to stay at Swinburne with amended duties. Swinburne staff are being briefed this week and will be next. There is no deadline on a decision.
The proposal is said to use the model the university uses in on-line programmes with partner SEEK.