The Scan has been assured, by reputable sources, that this post is materially wrong on a number of points. The project seems to have been scaled back somewhat but the UC-Holmesglen collaboration is set go, with a number of UC degree courses launching at Holmesglen’s main campus the week beginning 11 February . We have also been told the joint UC-Holmesglen programs have strong pathways elements. As soon as we have further and better particulars, we’ll let you know.
30 January 2013
The plan was to establish a UC branch campus at the Holmesglen campus in Melbourne from 2013.
Eleven University of Canberra courses were to be offered in Melbourne , to be delivered alongside existing Holmesglen degrees. Holmesglen degrees in hospitality management, fashion, screen production, executive administration and marketing management were to be rebadged as UC degrees, giving Holmesglen access to commonwealth higher education funding., This probably brought the deal undone, as Commonwealth tertiary education minister has said extending Commonwealth funding to non-university is some way off.
Apparently Evans was also critical of the Canberra/Holmesglen proposal as there was no TAFE component associated with the degree offering. Holmesglen would have essentially been the provider of the three and four year degree programs auspiced by the University of Canberra, rather than providing a pathway from higher level TAFE qualification to a degree.