Looking for reasons why undergrad certs should stay

Learned readers report the feds have commissioned consultants to report what the pandemic-response undergrad certificates accomplished  

They were created by former education minister Dan Tehan, to help people the pandemic put out of work to use the time to re and up skill and were originally intended as a crisis measure.

But in February UGCs were legislated by the Commonwealth, in the Provider Category Standards Act, subject to sign-off by state ministers at the end of the year (CMM February 22).

Which may be why advice on the achievements of UG certificates is being compiled, lest critics get in the ears of state training and HE ministers and complain that UG certificates, which can taught by private providers, mean less places for public ones to provide.