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Mind the cap? Postgraduate coursework degrees and tuition fees in Australia

Palmer, Nigel; Abrahams, Natasha; Pace, Mark; De Rango, Emily

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There has been substantial growth in postgraduate coursework study in Australia since moves towards deregulation began in the early 1990s. This growth in postgraduate coursework education has brought benefits for both institutions and individuals. However, in a deregulated fee environment these benefits now risk being outweighed by the mounting costs of education for those who wish to improve their qualifications. This paper revisits a paper by Smith and Frankland in 2000, regarding the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Nigel
dc.contributor.authorAbrahams, Natasha
dc.contributor.authorPace, Mark
dc.contributor.authorDe Rango, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T00:07:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0818-8068
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/209196
dc.description.abstractThere has been substantial growth in postgraduate coursework study in Australia since moves towards deregulation began in the early 1990s. This growth in postgraduate coursework education has brought benefits for both institutions and individuals. However, in a deregulated fee environment these benefits now risk being outweighed by the mounting costs of education for those who wish to improve their qualifications. This paper revisits a paper by Smith and Frankland in 2000, regarding the 'marketisation' of postgraduate coursework degrees in Australia and addresses the likely implications of recent proposals for a cap on the combined cumulative fee debt for current and prospective postgraduate coursework students. It finds that many of the predictions made by Smith and Frankland in 2000 have been borne out and that the prospect of limits on cumulative debt from multiple degree programs has the potential to have an impact on increasing numbers of graduates with fee debts well in excess of $100,000
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNational Tertiary Education Union
dc.rights© 2018 National Tertiary Education Union
dc.sourceAustralian Universities' Review
dc.source.urihttp://www.aur.org.au/archive/2010s
dc.titleMind the cap? Postgraduate coursework degrees and tuition fees in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume60
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor130103 - Higher Education
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3102795xPUB2841
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.aur.org.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPalmer, Nigel, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAbrahams, Natasha, Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationPace, Mark, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationDe Rango, Emily, University of Melbourne
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage57
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage65
local.identifier.absseo930501 - Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
dc.date.updated2020-05-10T08:17:56Z
local.identifier.thomsonIDWOS:000441591700007
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
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