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The minister says unis can keep entry-standards up

Education Minister Dan Tehan was on Melbourne radio with Neil Mitchell yesterday, talking about 2021 university entry and keeping entry-standards up among Y12.

“All universities have the ability to put short courses in place, which will enable students to catch up in areas where they might not have been able to get that knowledge that they will require for a course like medicine. So, we have got the ability to look at all these things, be flexible, be innovative, and just say to students, ‘Look, you might be required to do this eight-week short course at the start of your medicine degree, so that you get that knowledge.’ “