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.

New law prohibits academic cheating services

News | 3 September 2020

New law makes it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services to Australian higher education students.

Comments welcome on proposed changes to the Higher Education Standards Framework on academic credit arrangements

News | 3 September 2020

Comments are welcome by Friday 25 September 2020 on proposed amendments to the Higher Education Standards Framework relating to academic credit arrangements.

Adoption of the Model Code on Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom

News | 10 August 2020

On 7 August 2020, the Minister for Education the Hon Dan Tehan MP announced an independent review to evaluate the progress that universities have made towards implementing the French Model Code on free speech and academic freedom. ...

2020 IPAA Award Winner

News | 2 August 2020

The Department’s Regional University Centres program has won the Citizen-Centred Innovation award at the 2020 Public Sector Innovation Awards.

Equity in Higher Education Panel

News | 16 July 2020

Consultations now open: 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

News | 16 July 2020

On 16 July 2020, public consultation commenced for the 2020 Review (the Review) of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards). The Standards were established to ensure students with disability in Australia can access and participate in education and training on the same basis as...

Regional University Centres

News | 31 May 2020

The 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

News | 18 May 2020

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) clarify and elaborate the legal obligations of education authorities and providers across the whole of education, including preschool/kindergartens, school, vocational education and training, and higher education. The Standards seek to...

Applications for Destination Australia 2021 now open to eligible education providers

News | 11 May 2020

Applications for Destination Australia grants for 2021 scholarships are now open to eligible vocational and higher education providers.

Consultation on Amendments to the Higher Education Standards Framework Provider Category Standards

News | 24 February 2020

The Higher Education Standards Panel invites stakeholder comments on a consultation paper seeking feedback on the Panel’s draft amendments to Part B of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 legislative instrument.

Australian Government Response to the Senate Select Committee on Red Tape Report

News | 4 February 2020

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

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...

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...