The Dual-Sector University Collaboration Project investigates the ways that the dual-sector universities could evolve to become more cohesive, effective and agile organisations that build upon the connection between their Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Higher Education (HE) sectors in a period of dynamic policy and economic change. The three steps taken in this initial stage of the project were: 1. Understand the external environment and drivers of change and identify major internal problems that dual-sector universities face; 2. Consider the ways that dual- sector universities can position themselves to be distinctive and best serve the 'public good'; and, 3. Identify the barriers to achieving these aspirations and consider how such barriers might be overcome.
The Dual Sector Collaboration Project Steering Committee comprises of David Battersby, Ian Young, Grahame McCulloch and Pat Forward. The Associate Members of the Committee are Peter Matthews and Dale Murphy. The Dual Sector Collaboration Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Delations (DEEWR) under the auspices of the Diversity and Structural Adjustment Fund.