428. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Minister for Education and
I refer to widespread concerns about
entry and education standards in Western Australian universities, as
highlighted by the ABC's Four Corners program. Will the
government now call for a review of entry requirements into Western Australia's
universities, which, according to many academics, have been forced to lower
standards and pass failing international students in order to maintain numbers?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
No. The matter of entry and
standards in Western Australian universities is the responsibility of the
Australian government. The federal Tertiary Education Quality and Standards
Agency has responsibility for monitoring and compliance.