1. National Research Infrastructure Census (NRI Census)

    The report of the National Research Infrastructure Census   for 2015-16 and 16-17 has been released. The report provides an aggregated picture of the use and outcomes from National Research Infrastructure (NRI), including the National Collaborative Resear ...

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  2. OECD Global Science Forum (GSF)

    Australia’s delegate to the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF), attended the 30 th GSF meeting held at OECD headquarters in Paris on 10-11 April 2014. The delegate is also a member of the GSF Bureau, a subgroup of delegates that provide management oversight ...


  3. New Colombo Plan 2017 mobility program outcomes announced

    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.


  4. Infographics on Pathway Models Released.

    Research Block Grants has recently released two infographics looking at pathway models and funding for HDR students based on 2014 graduates.


  5. Admission Transparency Implementation working Group

    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


  6. Release of update on Research Training Implementation Plan

    The department has published the second Progress Report on implementing the Research Training Implementation Plan (RTIP).


  7. 2020 Research Block Grant Allocations Released

    2020 research block grants allocations have now been announced In 2020, the Government will continue its support for university research with funding of $1.96 billion through two research block grants programs- the Research Training Program (RTP) and the ...


  8. Performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme

    Performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme


  9. The Third Plenary of the Research Data Allliance

    The Third Plenary of the Research Data Alliance, took place in Dublin, Ireland, from 26-28 March 2014. The  global non-government initiative was founded by Australia, the United States and the European Union and its purpose is to enhance research data sha ...


  10. Draft 2018 HERDC Specifications Released

    The Department of Education and Training (the department) has released the Draft 2018 HERDC Specifications. In releasing these specifications ahead of the usual process, the department is aiming to finalise the definitions for 2017 data as early as possible, allowing universities the maximum


  11. NCRIS Guidelines and Operational Funding Released



  12. 2018 Research Block Grant Allocations Released

    The 2018 research block grants allocations have now been announced and are available to be viewed. In 2018 the Government will provide $1.92 billion to 42 higher education providers through two research block grants sub programs, the Research Training Program (RTP) and the Research Support Program


  13. Release of extended HERDC data

    The department has recently undertaken a process to consolidate the historical data submitted by higher education providers through the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC). As a result, an additional 10 years of HERDC research income data and 9 years of research publications data has


  14. Keeping kids from drought affected areas in childcare and schools

    2019/20 Drought Relief- funding for childcare and non-government schools $5 million from the Community Child Care Fund will help assist childcare services that are experiencing decreased demand and financial pressure due to families from drought-affected ...

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  15. New immunisation Requirements for family payments will start 1 January 2016

    New legislation that aims to lift national immunisation rates and ensure the safety of Australian children has been passed.


  16. Destination Australia scholarship program

    The Australian Government has announced the establishment of the Destination Australia scholarship program. This new program will support both Australian and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships of $15,000 will be offered per year to support the study and


  17. 2018 AEDC results are now available

    The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, released the 2018 AEDC results today.


  18. International students’ glowing report card for Australia

    Key findings released today by the department have found overwhelming support for Australia as a destination of choice for international students.


  19. More schools set to use their own decision making power

    The Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP has said a new $70 million Independent Public Schools initiative will be used to encourage public schools to become more independent and involve parents and the community in decision making processes.

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  20. Request for Tender

    Following an open tender process released on 2 May 2016, the University of Canberra has been engaged to deliver the project management of the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot program (2016 – 2019). The University of Canberra will design, develop and implement  a series of apps to

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  21. My School website providing new and improved information for our schools

    A new update to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) My School website makes it easier to show the student progress being made in Australian schools.


  22. Review of the Universal Access National Partnership

    Nous Group is conducting an independent review of the Universal Access National Partnership (UANP) on behalf of the Australian and State and Territory Governments.

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  23. No Jab No Pay – 30 April deadline

    From 1 January, the No Jab No Pay policy came into effect to lift immunisation rates and provide a stronger incentive for immunisation.