But now the full plan is out and the real story is clear: this is a massive defunding of tertiary education. THREAD.
Science degrees - now cheaper for students, yes. But they've also had govt contribution cut by $2760 per student per year. This is big, and it makes them harder to staff, resource, and teach for unis.
What impact will this have on education outcomes? Will students get the degree they hope?
Which means - yep - unis will get $1729 LESS per student per year to teach nursing degrees.
But, you guessed it - the government hasn't matched the cut, and unis will now have to figure out how to run degrees on $3444 LESS per student per year.
At a time of unbelievable crisis, when the govt itself claims education will never be more important - they've cut funding from unis with one hand and announced 39,000 new places with another.
It's more with MUCH less.
The response? Cut funding. Give unis less money, for fewer resources, fewer staff - and more students.
It’s the entire university system being deliberately put under unbelievable pressure. It's worse for students, worse for unis, worse for everyone. Unbelievable.