“Modest improvements” what credit recognition needs

Peak advisory panel decides case for major change not made

The feds have released the Higher Education Standards Panel’s advice to Minister Tehan on updating the arrangements, plus a report commissioned by the Department of Education to assist HESP.

Consultants Phillips KPA provided in great detail its usual comprehensive consideration of existing circumstances and carefully presented recommendations on what needs to change. They include one, the significance of which is inverse proportion to its brevity, a call for “an implementation plan for improving transparency of credit recognition and assessment principles for non-formal and informal learning.”

HESP, however is less ambitious.  Its advice to the minister recommends amending guidance to providers, “in order to drive the modest improvements needed in sector application of credit recognition policies.”

Overall it recommends minor amendments be made to the Higher Education Standards Framework.”