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  1. Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

    On 28 August 2014, the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 was introduced into the House of Representatives.

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  2. Job-ready Graduates Package

    On 19 June 2020, the Australian Government announced the Job-ready Graduates Package (the package).

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

    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.

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  4. Final 2020 Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) Specifications released

    consultation with the higher education sector. The Specifications (for the collection of 2019 data) provide ... guidance to higher education providers on their reporting requirements for research and development income ...

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  5. Draft 2019 HERDC Specifications and consultation paper released

    released the draft 2019 higher education research data collection (HERDC) Specifications for sector ... Effect of new accounting standards on HERDC requirements – consultation paper On 1 January 2019, higher ... Draft 2019 HERDC Specifications The Department of Education and Training (the department) has ...

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

    On 1 February 2016, the Higher Education Standards Panel was asked by Senator the Hon Simon ... higher education student admissions policies, without increasing regulation. Following the release of ... Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, to provide him with options to improve the transparency of ...

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  7. Review of Higher Education Regulation

    The Government today confirmed its commitment to reduce regulation, reporting and red tape across Australia’s higher education sector.

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  8. 2017-18 Budget: Implications for Research Block Grants

    The Government released its 2017-18 Budget which includes a number of measures related to higher education reform.

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

    Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham has released the Higher ... Education Standards Panel’s Final report: Improving retention, completion and success in higher education ... . The report makes 18 recommendations for Australia’s higher education community to help ensure students ...

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  10. Improving education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians

    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.

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  11. Eminent Australians to develop research infrastructure roadmap

    A select group of eminent Australian’s from the research community, the university sector, industry and government have been brought together to map out priorities for critical national research infrastructure vital to our nation’s future over the coming decade.

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  12. Latest International Student Survey released

    The Australian Government, in collaboration with peak education bodies and state and territory governments, has released the findings of the 2014 International Student Survey, the latest in a biennial series of national surveys supported by the government since 2010.

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  13. Strengthening Australia’s protections for international students

    The Australian Government has released the revised National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018) to ensure strong student protections while minimising the regulatory burden on registered providers and persons who deliver educational

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  14. Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements

    On 7 July 2015  the Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced the Australian Government will undertake a review of university research funding and policy as part of its Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research strategy.

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  15. International Standards and Risk Assessments

    burden and remove barriers to trade. To implement this principle, Education, in consultation with ... broader Regulatory Reform Agenda the Government has adopted the principle that if a system, service or ... Australian specific standards. Have stakeholders been consulted about the feasibility of adopting the ...

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

    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

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  17. Public consultation on transparency in higher education admissions

    The Higher Education Standards Panel has released a paper calling for public submissions on how to ... improve transparency in higher education admissions processes. More information is available on the Higher ... HigherEd@education.gov.au by close of business Friday 27 May 2016. The paper is now available. ...

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  18. Discussion paper released on reform to the Education Services for Overseas Students framework

    A discussion paper ‘Reform of the ESOS framework’ has been released to seek views from interested stakeholders on opportunities to improve the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) and associated legislative arrangements.

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  19. The 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

    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

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

    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

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  21. Consultation on free speech amendments to the Higher Education Support Act

    The Minister for Education invites stakeholder comments on proposed amendments to the Higher ... Higher Education Providers. Comments must be received by the close of business, Monday 24 February 2020. ... Education Support Act 2003 that were recommended by the Hon Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of the ...

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  22. Equity in Higher Education Panel

    The Equity in Higher Education Panel (EHEP) is a high level strategic advisory body with a focus ... on student equity in higher education. The EHEP will provide strategic advice and make ... student equity in higher education. As part of its work the EHEP will develop a National Equity in Higher ...

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

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

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

    The Government has accepted the Higher Education Standards Panel’s recommendations on how to ... improve the transparency of higher education admissions processes and announced its response. The ... Department of Education and Training will work with the higher education sector to develop a joint plan to ...

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

    of the Higher Education Provider Category Standards. Professor Coaldrake will work closely with the ... Higher Education Standards Panel, who will provide steering oversight to the review. Inquiries about this ... review can be made to PCSreview@education.gov.au. ...

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  26. Report on the Review of the Australian National University (ANU) Act 1991 and the governance arrangements of the ANU (the Walker Review)

    In September 2014, in consultation with Australian National University (ANU) Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC and Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, the Australian Government commissioned a review to ensure that the ANU’s legislative and governance arrangements remain fit

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  27. Establishment of Admissions Transparency Implementation Working Group

    Victoria University, has been established to give effect to the recommendations of the Higher Education ... Standards Panel in its 2016 report on improving the transparency of higher education admissions. The ...

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  28. 2018 Australian Competitive Grants Register (ACGR) is now available.

    research grants to higher education providers (HEPs). The income HEPs receive from ACGR listed schemes can ... be reported in Category 1 of the Research Income Return – Return 1 of the Higher Education Research ... income data will be available shortly. Please contact rbgrants@education.gov.au with any queries ...

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  29. $522 million for 1177 new research projects

    for Education, Christopher Pyne today announcing 1177 new research projects funded by the Australia ... Research Council (ARC). The funding has been announced as part of the ARC’s Future Fellowships scheme ...

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  30. Admissions Transparency; Quick Reference Documents

    reference documents on the changes that prospective higher education students will see over the next year. ... The changes will affect admissions information aimed at applicants to study higher education in 2019 ... about higher education courses, their entry requirements and the application options and pathways ...

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  31. 2015 Student Experience Survey results released

    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.

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  32. Infographics on Research Block Grants, Higher Degree by Research Student Population and Higher Degree by Research Student Outcomes and Satisfaction Released

    2017-18 and the funding drivers that determine the allocation amounts to Higher Education Providers like ... universities and public research institutions. The ‘ 2016 Higher Degree by Research Student Population ... ’ infographic provides a snapshot of all Higher Degree by Research students compared to 2015 data in areas such ...

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  33. Higher education in Australia

    The department has released a paper which summarises major reviews of higher education funding ... developments. It shows that successive Australian governments have faced similar challenges in ensuring higher ... education funding is fair, sustainable and able to meet the increasing demand for high level skills in our ...

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  34. ComparED: Making informed decisions about future study options

    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 student

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  35. Association for Tertiary Education Management conference

    Minister for Education Christopher Pyne recently attended the Association for Tertiary Education ... Management (ATEM) conference at the University of South Australia. Mr Pyne shared his vision for higher ... education, including the delivery of world-class research, teaching and learning. You can read the transcript ...

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

    The Government has accepted the Higher Education Standards Panel’s report on how to improve the ... transparency of admissions processes at Australia’s roughly 170 higher education providers. The Government ... higher education and secondary education stakeholders in formulating its advice. The Panel made 14 ...

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  37. TEQSA Advisory Council announced

    and TEQSA on quality and deregulation activities relating to Australian higher education. You can find ... The Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has announced the establishment of the ... Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Advisory Council to provide advice to the Minister ...

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  38. 2020 IPAA Award Winner

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

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  39. Draft 2020 Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) Specifications released

    Specifications provide guidance to higher education providers on their annual reporting requirements for research ... and development income.  Feedback can be sent to RBGrants@education.gov.au and is due by 24 October ...

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  40. Central Queensland University and the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE merger

    Today the Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP launched the merging of Central Queensland University and the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE into a single dual sector institution with a $73.8 million investment by the Australian Government to create the state’s first dual sector

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  41. The Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Report released

    The Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Report, Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers, has been released and makes 38 key recommendations. The Australian Government response to the Report has also been released.

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  42. Applications for Destination Australia 2021 now open to eligible education providers

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

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  43. Australia attracts international students

    Figures released today show that almost half a million international students from nearly two hundred countries were studying in Australia in 2015 – clearly demonstrating Australia as a world-class destination for overseas students.

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  44. 2019 Research Block Grant Allocations Released

    $1.92 billion to 42 higher education providers through two research block grants sub programs, the ... released a series of consolidated data-sets, which include Research Income (2004-2017), Higher Degree by ... Research Student Load (2004-2014), Higher Degree by Research Students Completions (1989-2017), Publications ...

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

    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.

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  46. Helping disadvantaged Australians succeed at university

    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.

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  47. New data on engagement between research students and businesses

    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.

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  48. Publication of the “Child and Adolescence Mental Health and Educational Outcomes” report

    The Department of Education and Training engaged Dr David Lawrence, through the University of ... Western Australia (UWA) to conduct an analysis of the educational outcomes of children and adolescents ... The final report, “Child and Adolescence Mental Health and Educational Outcomes” can be viewed here. ...

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  49. Release of consultation draft ELICOS Standards for public comment

    The Australian Government invites all interested parties to comment on a consultation draft of a revised English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Standards.

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  50. New Council for International Education

    Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced the membership of the Council for International Education to oversee Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025.

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