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.

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 22 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...

Release of “Professional Accreditation: Mapping the territory” report

News | 4 September 2017

In 2016 the Department of Education and Training commissioned consultants PhillipsKPA Pty Ltd to examine the extent and scope of course accreditation practices by professional bodies in Australian higher education. The final report "Professional Accreditation: Mapping the territory" provides a...

Estimating the Private and Public Benefits of Higher Education Report Released

News | 23 July 2017

The department has released the Estimating the private and public benefits of higher education report.  The findings of this report informed the development of the higher education reform package announced by the Minister for Education and Training on 1 May 2017.

Admissions Transparency Implementation Plan Released

News | 4 July 2017

The Admissions Transparency Implementation Working Group (IWG) has released the final implementation plan. It identifies the actions that higher education sector stakeholders and relevant government agencies commit to delivering over the course of 2017 and 2018 in order to implement the HESP's...

Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd

News | 31 May 2017

The department is aware that Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (Careers Australia) has entered into voluntary administration. ...

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships: Guidelines Consultation

News | 23 May 2017

As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government announced $24 million for 1200 Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships. These scholarships will support regional and remote students to undertake STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) qualifications in higher education...

Cost of Delivery Report Released

News | 1 May 2017

Release of the Government’s response to the Higher Education Standards Panel’s Report on Improving Transparency of Higher Education Admissions Processes

News | 15 December 2016

Release of Submissions in Response to the Options Paper ‘Driving Innovation, Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education'

News | 24 November 2016

Release of the Higher Education Standards Panel report on Improving the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions Processes

News | 15 November 2016

Consultation on the Higher Education Disability Support Program (DSP)

News | 3 November 2016

Improving education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians

News | 13 October 2016

Improving education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians is the objective of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium’s roundtable forum taking place in Adelaide today and tomorrow.

New Colombo Plan 2017 mobility program outcomes announced

News | 1 September 2016

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, have announced the successful grants under the New Colombo Plan (NCP) 2017 mobility program. ...