Go8 Backgrounder 10 - Future demand for Higher Education in Australia
This paper produces two sets of estimates of future student demand for higher education in Australia. The two sets of estimates allow us to consider the capacity of the university sector to accommodate future growth in student numbers (including staff and facilities), and to identify the costs involved, including for the Government which has undertaken to fund student demand at the undergraduate level and postgraduate coursework level for programs leading to a first professional qualification.
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This is an updated version of Go8 Backgrounder 10 previously released in June 2010. A number of amendments have been made due to errors found in the base participation rates used in the modelling for Method B. The key findings have not significantly altered.