The latest update from the Australian Education Quality Commission shows that universities need to make substantial changes to their recruitment processes to attract students, and the number of staff they need to provide.
In a report released on Monday, the ACCC has found that schools need significant change to recruit and retain staff.
It also recommends that universities undertake an annual assessment of their staffing levels and make recommendations to ensure that they are meeting the demands of the job market.
The ACCC found that the number and quality of staff at universities is the most significant factor affecting students’ retention.
University of Queensland president, David Leggett, says the commission has identified that there is “a need for significant changes to recruit, retention and performance management processes at universities”.
“In order to do this, we need to look at how our schools are performing in terms of retention, performance and graduation,” he said.
“These changes are necessary to ensure we can continue to attract and retain top quality students to our universities.”
These improvements should include, but are not limited to: ensuring that we have adequate staff, improving our recruiting process and providing more flexibility to staff and students, including better scheduling, training, and opportunities for student work experience.
“The report states that universities must increase the number they hire and the quality of the students they take in, while reducing costs for their staff.
It recommends that colleges should spend $30 billion a year on recruiting, retention, and performance, and $80 billion on education and training.
Education Minister, Michelle Rowland, said universities needed to be more efficient in recruiting and retaining staff.”
But I think we also need to do our bit for students in the future.””
That means, of course, making sure we have as good a recruitment and retention process as possible.”
But I think we also need to do our bit for students in the future.
“Ms Rowland said universities had been working to make them more efficient.
She said universities were required to take into account factors such as quality, location, distance, location density, population density and cost, and take account of the cost of living in a particular area.”
It’s about how you manage your business to ensure the people you hire have a good experience in the local community and a good education,” she told AM.
Ms Rowlands said universities could take more time to make changes to recruiting and retention processes, but said the time needed to do so would be limited by the size of the university.”
A lot of universities will work with people to get their processes up and running and get the processes in place that they think are going to work best,” she explained.
College chief executive, Michael O’Brien, said the ACCS was “the most comprehensive and detailed data available” on the recruitment and education process at universities.
He said universities “should be doing more to ensure they are making these changes”.
He also said universities should have greater flexibility to hire and retain people.
Mr O’Brien said universities need a “clear vision” of how to recruit students and provide them with the right training.”
[We] have to be very clear about what our role is in relation to those students, whether it’s in the classroom, whether there’s a particular role they have to perform in the workplace, whether we’re a provider or not.”