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  1. Cost of Delivery Report Released

    as part of its consultation on the future of higher education. The Government welcomes feedback on ... reforms to address the challenges facing the higher education sector. These reforms were intended to ... Excellence in Australian Higher Education, which sets out options for reform that support the Government’s ...

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

    Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education  and invited public submissions. The paper sets out ... options for reform that support the Government’s vision of a stronger, more sustainable system of higher ... education and submissions will inform the development of a revised reform package. Submissions received in ...

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  4. Discussion paper 'Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research' released

    A discussion paper has been released to seek consultation on options to support the translation of research into commercial outcomes.

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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. Release of consultation draft National Code for public comment

    to comment on a consultation draft of a revised National Code of Practice for Providers of Education ... The Australian Government invites all international education stakeholders and interested parties ... standards for delivery of education to overseas students. Proposed changes aim to modernise and simplify the ...

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  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. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. $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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. Submissions on the discussion paper Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research have been published

    The submissions received as part of the Government’s consultation process have been made public. ...

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Available now: Scholarships to study in regional Australia

    Program. Today, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, officially announced the 35 higher education ... undertaking a world-class tertiary education. More information about which higher education and VET providers ... and vocational education providers who will offer these scholarships from 2020 at over 84 locations. ...

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. ESOS Bill Exposure Draft

    The Australian Government has released exposure drafts of the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015, and the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 for public comment.

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  44. Equity Research and Innovation Panel

    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).

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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. Performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme final report

    The final report by the expert panel on performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme has been released.

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  48. Secretary of the Department of Education and Training

    The Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM has decided the time is right to build a portfolio career outside the public service and will finish up as Secretary in February 2016.

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  49. Review of the Demand Driven Funding System released

    Review of the Demand Driven Funding System Report, undertaken by the Hon Dr David Kemp and Mr Andrew Norton, has been released.

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  50. Child Care Reforms Pass Parliament

    legislation gives effect to the most significant reform to the early education and care system in decades and ... to benefit from early education. Over the next 15 months, the Australian Government will implement ... opportunity to benefit from early childhood education. Parents and carers will have more flexibility to stay ...

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