Higher Education

 

This support is important as the sector makes a fundamental contribution to the future of Australia and our intellectual, economic, cultural and social development. The sector:

  • educates our future workforce
  • develops our future leaders
  • provides jobs for Australians
  • facilitates cultural and trade links with other countries
  • plays a key role in the growing knowledge and innovation based economy of Australia.

Australian Government budget information

For information about higher education measures announced in past federal budgets, please go to education.gov.au

News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Higher Education.

Round 4 RRES Scholarships Now Open

News | 19 January 2020

Consultation on free speech amendments to the Higher Education Support Act

News | 9 January 2020

ComparED: Making informed decisions about future study options

News | 2 December 2019

The new ComparED website provides relevant and transparent information about Australian Higher education institutions for potential students to assist them with decisions about their future study options. This includes the ability too simultaneously compare institutions or study areas though...

New data on engagement between research students and businesses

News | 20 November 2019

New data has been published which shows the level of engagement by PhD and Research Masters students with businesses and other end-users of research.

Guidelines to counter foreign interference in the Australian university sector released

News | 13 November 2019

Available now: Scholarships to study in regional Australia

News | 31 October 2019

Performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme

News | 2 October 2019

Performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme

Redistribution pool of medical places – Discussion Paper

News | 22 September 2019

Establishment of a University Foreign Interference Taskforce

News | 29 August 2019

On 28 August 2019, Minister for Education Dan Tehan, announced the government is establishing a University Foreign Interference Taskforce to provide better protection for universities against foreign interference. A guiding framework for the development of best practice guidelines to counter...

Destination Australia open for applications

News | 19 August 2019

The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, officially launched the Destination Australia Program today. The 2020 application round will be open for four weeks from Monday 19 August 2019 until Thursday 12 September 2019. ...

Performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme final report

News | 7 August 2019

The final report by the expert panel on performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme has been released.

Performance-Based Funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme

News | 18 December 2018

On 18 December 2018, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, announced that an expert panel, chaired by Professor Paul Wellings, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wollongong, would lead the consultation with the sector on the implementation of performance-based funding for the...

Release of the Higher Education Standards Panel’s advice on student academic integrity and cheating

News | 18 December 2018

The Australian Government is moving to deter and respond to incidences of contract cheating in higher education and to support higher education providers to enhance student academic integrity across all institutions. The Government has accepted the advice of the Higher Education Standards Panel...

Release of the discussion paper for the Review of the Higher Education Provider Category Standards

News | 6 December 2018

Release of the Government’s response to the “Review of the impact of the TEQSA Act on the higher education sector”

News | 27 November 2018

The Government has accepted the report of the Review of the impact of the TEQSA Act on the higher education sector and released its response to the report's recommendations. ...

Consultation paper on reallocation of Commonwealth supported places

News | 11 November 2018

The department has released a Consultation Paper that sets out options for a new mechanism for Government allocation of enabling, sub-bachelor and postgraduate courses and seeks feedback from stakeholders on which courses should be funded and why. The new arrangements will come into effect from...

Minister for Education announces Regional Education Package

News | 11 November 2018

On 12 November 2018, the Government announced $134.8 million over four years to provide students from rural and regional Australia with greater choice in, and access to higher education.

Minister for Education announces 16 Regional Study Hubs

News | 9 November 2018

The Australian Government is investing $24.2 million over four years to assist in the establishment and operation of 16 community-owned, regional study hubs at 23 sites across regional Australia. Regional Study Hubs (RSHs) will provide infrastructure such as study spaces, video conferencing,...

2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal report released

News | 2 November 2018

Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP announced the release of the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal report. ...

Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO appointed to lead review of the Higher Education Provider Category Standards

News | 17 October 2018

Release of the Final Report – Improving retention, completion and success in higher education

News | 7 June 2018

Equity Research and Innovation Panel

News | 20 March 2018

The department has established the Equity Research and Innovation Panel, an initiative funded through the 2017 National Priorities Pool component of the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).

Release of the Higher Education Standards Panel’s advice on professional accreditation

News | 28 February 2018

In 2016 the Minister for Education and Training requested the Higher Education Standards Panel’s (the Panel) advice on the impact of professional accreditation in Australian higher education and opportunities to reduce the regulatory burden on higher education providers. The Panel’s advice...

Admissions Transparency; Quick Reference Documents

News | 15 February 2018

Admission Transparency Implementation working Group

News | 21 December 2017

The Admissions Transparency Implementation Working Group (IWG) has released an updated specification for phase two implementation in 2018 of common admissions terminology and admissions information sets, which were outlined in the June 2017 joint higher education sector and Australian Government...