Historically universities were established to expertise knowledge required and it has proven the good education system is back bone of any greater economy.
United People's Party believe that schools and Universities are the mirror of how we want to grow in the next decades. In current situation, Universities are given the freedom to set fees based on demand of the course, which no two subjects’ fees are equal in Australian. The government vision on skill immigration was welcomed but reforms to improve education system was not aliened. Skill immigration along with local talent together to acquired skills with support to new talent will be more effective and will help us to fill gap of skills in job market.
Lack of funding is adding up to the problem to our education system, the biggest problem is in the start itself as students fear for joining based on affordability personal funds or indexed based government help fee loans. The question we should answer why we are unable to fill skills locally and we are unable to create platform to enter in job market though we have world class universities still lacking skills in current jobs and lack readiness for future jobs. The issue of entry constraints in to job market and fear of over burden of education loan need to be addressed as students staying away from higher education due to lack of support from government in continuing full-time study and maintain standard life has become harder.
United People's Party concern about the current education system and is committed to change a education system purely based on merits, willingness and with aim to fill skills in demand. We support fundamental right to education where student’s willingness upholds and are committed to implement reforms in education to meet skills in demand for today and tomorrow.