What qualifications can’t achieve

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties is considering the global convention on recognising HE  qualifications – widely considered a good thing

But chair Dave Sharma (Lib-NSW) had a question for officials appearing, Monday. What, he asked, about professional bodies, for example in medicine, which are “quite keen to control the number of people that can enter their professions.” An official replied that while the convention, “does support graduates seeking employment opportunities … decisions about employment and professional recognition remain at the discretion of that professional body.”