Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a regular contributor to public policy development in areas that impact on ACU and the higher education sector more broadly. ACU makes contributions to government at both the federal and state levels, in the areas and jurisdictions in which it operates.

This section provides access to submissions made by ACU on key public policy issues of relevance to the University. These submissions have been prepared by the Government, Policy and Strategy (GPS) in collaboration with the relevant faculties and functional units across the University.

Review of Nursing Education 

ACU submission to the independent review of nursing education in Australia entitled "Educating the Nurse of the Future."

PDF file, 419 KB


Australian Government Vocational Education and Training (VET) review 

ACU submission to the Australian Government's review of the vocational education and training (VET) sector

PDF, 380.79 KB

 

Commonwealth Inquiry into the Status of the Teaching Profession 

ACU submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training Inquiry into the Status of the Teaching Profession

PDF File, 741.0 KB


NSW Curriculum Review 

ACU submission to the NSW Government's review of the NSW Curriculum.

PDF File, 494.3 KB


House of Representatives Inquiry into Funding Australia's Research 

ACU submission to the House of Representatives inquiry into the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research.

PDF File, 88.2 KB


STEM Partnerships Forum 

ACU submission to the the STEM Partnerships Forum on Optimising STEM industry-school partnerships.

PDF File, 405.8 KB


National Review of Teacher Registration  

ACU submission to the National Review of Teacher Registration undertaken by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) on behalf of the Australian Government.

PDF File, 341.1 KB


Senate Inquiry into the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill 2018 

ACU submission to the Senate Inquiry into provisions of the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill 2018

PDF File, 332.2 KB


Business Council of Australia Discussion Paper Future-Proof: Protecting Australians through Education and Skills 

ACU submission to the consultation on the Business Council of Australia Discussion Paper Future-Proof: Protecting Australians through Education and Skills.

PDF File, 479.0 KB


ACT Discussion Paper  

ACU submission to the the ACT government’s discussion paper on the teaching workforce, which is an aspect of "The future of education: an ACT community conversation".

PDF, 235.85 KB

Higher Education Standards Panel Discussion Paper Improving Retention, Completion and Success in Higher Education 

ACU submission in response to the Higher Education Standards Panel Discussion Paper Improving Retention, Completion and Success in Higher Education.

PDF File, 170.9 KB


COAG review of accreditation for health professions 

ACU submission to the COAG Health Council discussion paper, Independent Review of Accreditation Systems with the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions.

PDF File, 120.0 KB


Federal Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief 

ACU submission to The Human Rights Sub-Committee, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.

PDF File, 451.1 KB


ACU Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Higher Education Reform Bill 2017 

ACU submission to the Senate inquiry into the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017.

PDF File, 238.2 KB


Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education 

ACU feedback in response to the Discussion Paper of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education.

PDF File, 61.2 KB


Senate inquiry into the Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 and 10 related bills 

ACU submission to the Senate inquiry into the Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 and 10 related bills.

PDF File, 41.2 KB


Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools 

ACU submission to the Federal Government's Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (Gonski 2.0 review).

PDF File, 248.2 KB


Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools 

ACU submission to the Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools undertaken by the Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee of the Victorian Parliament.

PDF File, 129.6 KB

Victorian inquiry into teacher education 

ACU submission to the Victorian Government Discussion Paper: Working Together to Shape Teacher Education in Victoria.

PDF, 262kB


Senate Inquiry into the VET Student Loans Bills 2016 

ACU Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the VET Student Loans Bill 2016, the VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016, and the VET Student Loans (Charges) Bill 2016.

PDF, 2.3MB


Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Evaluation 

ACU Submission to the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Evaluation.

PDF, 167KB


Australian Government consultation: Driving Innovation, Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education 

ACU submission on the Government's options paper, Driving Innovation, Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education.

PDF, 189KB


Australian Research Council consultation on engagement and impact assessment 

ACU submission to the Australian Research Council on how to assess research impact and engagement.

PDF, 171KB


Higher Education Standards Panel Consultation on the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions Processes 

ACU submission to the Higher Education Standards Panel on how to improve the transparency of higher education admissions processes.

PDF, 146kB


Australian Government Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy 

ACU submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy.

PDF, 270kB

Senate Inquiry into the Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015 

ACU Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015

PDF, 204kB


Australian Government review of research funding and policy 

ACU submission to the Federal Government's Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements, chaired by Dr Ian Watt AO.

PDF, 729kB


Victorian Parliament's Legal & Social Issues Committee Inquiry into End of Life Choices 

ACU submission to the Victorian Parliament's Inquiry into End of Life Choices, supporting the submission made by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

PDF, 52kB


Australian Government Consultation on the Draft National Strategy for International Education 

ACU feedback to the Australian Government consultation on the Draft National Strategy for International Education.

PDF, 72kB


Senate Inquiry into Private Vocational Education and Training Providers 

ACU submission to the 2015 Senate Inquiry into the operation, regulation and funding of private vocational education and training (VET) providers in Australia.

PDF, 2.2MB


Senate Inquiry into the principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 

ACU submission to the Senate Inquiry into the principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014, and related matters.

PDF, 735kB


Senate Inquiry Into the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 

ACU submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014.

PDF, 195kB


Australian Government Consultation on a New Learning and Teaching Institute 

ACU submission to the Australian Government’s consultation on a New Learning and Teaching Institute.

PDF, 137kB

Senate Inquiry into the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 

ACU submission and supplementary note to the Senate Inquiry into the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014.

PDF, 149kB


Australian Government consultation paper Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research 

ACU response to the Australian Government’s consultation paper Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research.

PDF, 103kB


Senate Inquiry into Health

ACU submission to the Senate Inquiry into Health.

PDF, 133kB


Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Innovation System 

ACU submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Innovation System.

PDF, 108kB


Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) Issues Paper 

ACU Faculty of Education and Arts submission to the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Issues Paper.

PDF, 163kB

Review of the Demand Driven Funding System 

ACU submission to the Review of the Demand Driven Funding System.

PDF, 417kB

NSW Government Discussion Paper Great Teaching, Inspired Learning 

ACU submission in response to the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s discussion paper Great Teaching, Inspired Learning.

PDF, 725kB


QCEC Discussion Paper Pre‐service Teacher Education Entry Requirements 

ACU submission in response to the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) discussion paper Pre‐service Teacher Education Entry Requirements (2012).

PDF, 179kB


Victorian Government Discussion Paper New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession 

ACU submission in response to the Victorian Government’s discussion paper New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession.

PDF, 679kB

Page last updated on 10/09/2020

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