Andrew Barr has, in a lengthy speech, announced his plans to explore the merger of UC and CIT.
In the next two months he wants to achieve the following:
- — Explore and report to Government on the opportunities for formal collaboration between UC and CIT, including amalgamation.
— Assess these opportunities against the vision, goals and principles contained in the Federal Government’s review of higher education;
— Assess how the VET sector can be strengthened to meet the needs of the ACT, including strengthening VET in schools; and
— Recommend to the Government the preferred arrangements/model to achieve these objectives.
For those wondering VET stands for Vocational Education and Training.