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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

Vice-Chancellors' panel | Melbourne | 16 March 2020
At CEDA’s 2020 Vice-Chancellors' panel in Victoria, hear first-hand from leading Vice-Chancellors' on the strategic direction of our tertiary education sector. Joined by Monash University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AC; Swinburne University of Technology Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO; Deakin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Iain Martin; University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Duncan Maskell; and Nous Group Managing Director, Tim Orton.

Vice Chancellors' panel | Brisbane | 29 May 2020 
CEDA's trusted convening power brings together the Vice Chancellors of Queensland universities. With combined revenue of more than $5 billon and responsibility for half a million students, these leaders face complexity, reform and our very high expectations. Joined by Bond University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford; Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans; James Cook University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Sandra Harding AO; University of the Sunshine Coast Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Greg Hill; The University of Queensland Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj AC; Central Queensland University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Nick Klomp; University of Southern Queensland Vice Chancellor, Professor Geraldine Mackenzie; and QUT Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Sheil AO.

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