Research training review

Review of Australia’s Research Training System – FINAL REPORT now available

About the review

Review of Australia's Research Training System - Final Report

On Wednesday 20 May 2015 the Minister for Education and Training announced that the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) had been commissioned to undertake a review of Australia’s research training system, to ensure that it meets the country’s research needs in the 21st-century.

The review examined the areas outlined in the terms of reference set by the Minister for Education and Training, and reported to the Australian Government in March 2016.

The review was undertaken by an Expert Working Group chaired by Mr John McGagh FTSE.

Those interested in the review were able to have their say by providing a written submission or by participating in one of the public forum consultation events held in October and November 2015.

The final report was launched by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham during his speech at the Knowledge Nation Summit in Sydney on Thursday 14 April 2016.