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The Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into Work, Further Education and Training: UAC response

01 Dec 2019

About the submission

UAC welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Discussion Paper on the Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into Work, Further Education and Training.

As a not-for-profit working in the broad interests of the education sector and the Australian public, UAC is well-placed to provide objective and neutral advice and services.

Our mission is to provide equity of access to education, and we too share the Review’s interest in increasing student mobility and providing better support and advice to students navigating the options available to them after school.

While the ATAR remains a key component of the work we do in enabling students to access university, we are increasingly focused on supporting other ways in which students can be considered and through which students have control over their individual lifelong learning portfolios. Our recent work demonstrates our commitment to a more rounded and nuanced student profile that considers more than ATAR. Solutions for the future need to be centred around students and providing them with a streamlined experience as they navigate all varieties of education, employment and training.

Our specific areas of interest are in Year 12 skills and success and supporting students to make better decisions about post-school pathways.

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