On behalf of our members, the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) co-ordinates national projects, advocates on national issues and partners with key stakeholders, with interests in influencing policy and practice in business education and research at Australian universities. Below are recent submissions, press releases, project reports and papers.
Submission - Productivity Commission Issues Paper "Barriers to Export Services " - Sept 2015
Responding to the Productivity Commission's draft report on removing export service barriers, ABDC says Australia needs to do more to support sustainable growth of our international education sector.
Submission - ACOLA - Review of Australia's Research Training System - Sept 2015
In our submission to ACOLA, ABDC calls for a research training system that enhances Australia's capacity to deliver innovative and industry collaborative research.
ABDC advocates for the ASIC Business Register sale process to include conditions that would enable better academic access to the data currently collected by ASIC.
Tourism, hospitality and events is the fifth business discipline to develop academic learning standards (aka threshold learning outcomes) for bachelors and masters coursework degrees.
Submission - Consultation on New Learning and Teaching Institute - July 2015
In response to the Department of Education and Training's proposed replacement of the Office for Learning and Teaching, ABDC emphasises the critical role of quality learning and teaching in delivering successful student outcomes.
Submission - Draft International Education Strategy - July 2015
ABDC responds to the Australian Government’s draft International Education Strategy.
Submission - Productivity Commission Issues Paper on "Barriers to Export Services " - Sept 2015
ABDC responds to the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper on 'Barriers to Export Services'.
Submission - Lifting the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry - May 2015
In ABDC's response to the Australian Government’s consultation paper ‘Lifting the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry’, ABDC welcomes recommendations that will lift public confidence in the financial services industry.
Submission - Department of Education and Training Consultation on Boosting Commercial Returns from Research - Nov 2014
ABDC welcomes government policies and initiatives encouraging mutually advantageous research collaboration between industry and universities.
Submission - Department of Industry Consultation on the 2015-16 Skilled Occupation List - Nov 2014
ABDC supports retaining the current status of accountants on the 2015 Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for independent migration.
Finance is the fourth business discipline after accounting, marketing and economics to develop threshold learning standards. The next is tourism, hospitality and events.
The Future of Management Education report underlines the need for greater engagement between business schools and industry to ensure universities produce the business leaders Australia needs to continue to prosper.
Submission - Higher Education Standards Panel's Proposed Higher Education Standards Framework - June 2014
ABDC has responded to the Higher Education Standards Panel call for comment on the proposed Higher Education Standards Framework.
Submission - Department of Immigration and Border Protection Consultation on 2014-15 Skilled Occupation List - Dec 2013
ABDC has made a submission to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to retain accountants on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) to meet future labour market demand.
Economics is the third business discipline after accounting and marketing to develop threshold learning standards and the next is finance.