The Greens Caroline Le Couteur has thrown her party’s balance of power votes in the Legislative Assembly behind the merger of the University of Canberra and the Canberra Institute of Technology.
“The Greens see this as an opportunity. Our priority must be to ensure that we provide the best educational opportunities for students and continue to be the knowledge capital,” Greens acting Education spokesperson, Caroline Le Couteur MLA, said today.
“The changes could place the new institution as the only University in the country that provided a full range of AQF* levels from fundamental courses such as teaching English as a second language right through to PhDs.
*AQF – Australian Qualification Framework