Book Chapter

Australian University Admissions Policies and Their Impact on Schools

J POLESEL, B Freeman, C Wing

The Transition from Secondary Education to Higher Education: Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific | UNESCO | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper outlines university admission frameworks in Australia and considers their impact on school leaver destinations, using administrative data from a selection of state education departments. In Australia, a federation of six states and two territories, universities are federally-funded and operate within a predominantly federal framework of legislation and administration. School systems, however, remain within the jurisdiction of the individual states and territories. For this reason, while the policy framework for university admissions is considered in the federal context, the consideration of school leaver destinations data is based on administrative data collected by state educatio..

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