Higher Education

 

The Australian Government has announced a range of reforms to improve the higher education sector. These reforms will deliver a more sustainable sector, more choices for students and increase transparency and accountability in higher education.  For more information visit the Higher Education Reform Package webpage.

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 “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...

Release of the Higher Education Standards Panel’s Discussion Paper on Improving Completion, Retention and Success in Higher Education

News | 9 June 2017

In November 2016 the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham asked the Higher Education Standards Panel to examine: ...

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...

Higher Education Reform announced

News | 3 May 2017

Cost of Delivery Report Released

News | 1 May 2017

2018 Endeavour and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships now open

News | 24 April 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

2017 Endeavour Mobility Grants, and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships announced

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. ...

Higher Education Standards Panel - Consultation on the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions Processes

News | 30 August 2016

Public consultation on transparency in higher education admissions

News | 6 April 2016

Review of the Impact of the TEQSA Act on the higher education sector

News | 9 March 2016

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia’s national regulatory body.  It was established in July 2011 and began its regulatory function from 29 January 2012. Section 203 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 requires that the Minister...

2015 Student Experience Survey results released

News | 4 March 2016

The Government has released the latest results of the National Student Experience Survey which shows that four out of five students are satisfied with Australia’s higher education sector.

Helping disadvantaged Australians succeed at university

News | 4 February 2016

Twenty-one projects from 12 universities have been awarded funding of $2.4 million through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP) National Priorities Pool.

2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching

News | 9 December 2015

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, presented the 2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching to 22 recipients at a gala ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra on 8 December. ...

New law to recover HELP and TSL debts from overseas Australians

News | 9 November 2015

2016 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships recipients announced

News | 5 November 2015

Higher education in Australia

News | 27 October 2015