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CEDA events explore the future of the Australian education system.

The education system is a critical contributor to Australia's economy. As one of Australia's biggest exports there are many questions that need addressing including:

  • What is the future of the education system in Australia?
  • How can unique individual requirements be met?
  • Where does funding come from – government, public, private?
  • Does the online environment change how people are educated, and if so, how?
  • What is the role for business and industry?

Further to the education system itself, discussions also need to centre on workforce reform and the future of work.

Essential for the progress and growth of Australia as well as for millions of individuals, CEDA drives discussion on education examining these complex questions with cross-sector speakers and influencers.

Upcoming events

Education and training for the future of WA's workforce | Perth | 6 August 2019
How can the education system adapt to changing industry workforce needs and embrace the opportunities needed to help sustain and grow the WA economy? This event will explore the transformation of the education and training sector, ensuring it is ready for the future of work. Joined by Workskil Australia Chief Executive Officer, Nicole Dwyer; Department of Training and Workforce Development Director General, Anne Driscoll; CPA Australia Executive General Manager - Education, Dr Simon Eassom and Skills of the Modern Age Managing Director, Nate Sturcke.

SA Higher education review | Adelaide | 19 August 2019
Join CEDA as we host Vice-Chancellors from the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University, along with newly appointed TAFE SA Chief Executive, David Coltman, to discuss the future of the higher education sector. With TAFE SA Chief Executive, David Coltman; University of South Australia Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd; The University of Adelaide Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Rathjen and Flinders University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Colin Stirling.

State of Western Sydney | Parramatta | 23 August 2019
At this event CEDA welcomes NSW Minister for Jobs and Investment, Tourism, and Western Sydney, the Hon. Stuart Ayres as we examine the state of Western Sydney across urban development, infrastructure and education, as well as growth opportunities to maximise business investment. Joined by Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor and President, Prof. Barney Glover AO and Westpac Institutional Bank Chief Executive, Lyn Cobley.

2019 Vice-Chancellors' Panel | Perth | 4 September 2019
The annual CEDA WA Vice-Chancellors’ panel returns to examine drivers of our higher education sector and priorities to enhance graduate outcomes, research strengths, greater collaboration with industry and overall competitiveness. Joined by Edith Cowan University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Steve Chapman; University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dawn Freshwater; Murdoch University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Eeva Leinonen and Curtin University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Deborah Terry AO.

Vice-Chancellors' panel | Sydney | 12 September 2019
The annual CEDA Vice-Chancellors' panel returns to examine drivers of the Australian higher education sector and priority areas to enhance graduate outcomes, research strengths, and international competitiveness. Joined by University of Technology Sydney Vice-Chancellor and President, Prof. Attila Brungs; Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor and President, Prof. S Bruce Dowton; The University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Michael Spence AC; Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Greg Craven AO and Western Sydney University Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Academic), Prof. Denise Kirkpatrick.

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