Jennifer Westacott says current system distorts choice between university and vocational education and should be replaced

All existing subsidies for tertiary education and the Help loan scheme should be replaced to encourage “lifelong learning” that does not discriminate between university or vocational education, according to the Business Council of Australia chief.

Jennifer Westacott will call for a new education funding system in a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday, warning that the current system distorts student choices between university or vocational education.

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