News | 20 March 2018

The Panel will provide strategic advice to the department on Australian Government-funded research and trials on student equity in higher education conducted under the National Priorities Pool component of the HEPPP. The full membership of the Panel is as follows:

News | 23 February 2018

Research Block Grants has recently released three infographics looking at Research Block Grants, a snapshot of the HDR student population, and research student outcomes and course satisfaction.

The ‘Research Block Grants – snapshot’ infographic provides a high-level overview of Research Block Grants in 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 as level of study, study load, domestic or international, gender, location and broad fields of study.

News | 16 February 2018

The Admissions Transparency Implementation Working Group (IWG) has released two new quick 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 and beyond. The two documents are intended for different audiences:

  • One seeks to inform students and parents;
  • The other is aimed at career advisers and school teachers.

These quick reference documents briefly outline the key changes that prospective applicants will see later in 2018 when seeking out information about higher education courses, their entry requirements and the application options and pathways available, whether through tertiary admission centres or by direct application to institutions.

News | 14 February 2018

Convened by The Hon Phil Honeywood, CEO of International Education Association of Australia, Expert Members represent international education sector providers, peak bodies and government agencies.

Meeting Shot

Expert Members discussed the progress of the Council’s two working groups – the Student Service Delivery Working Group and the Marketing and Collaboration Working Group – against the strategic priorities laid out in the National Strategy for International Education.


News | 14 December 2017

To support the implementation of Australia’s first ever National Strategy for International Education 2025, the Australian Government as part of the 2016‑17 Budget has committed $3 million of funding per year to the Australian International Education: Enabling Growth and Innovation Program.

For 2017-18, the Enabling Growth and Innovation Program provides eligible organisations with grants of up to $250,000 to support the implementation of the National Strategy for International Education 2025. Successful applicants will deliver big picture projects that develop Australia’s role as a global leader in education, training and research and must benefit the broader International Education community. All projects are to contribute to at least one of the goals of the National Strategy and the Council for International Education priorities for action, as detailed in the program guidelines.

News | 14 December 2017

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 with mental disorders using data from the Young Minds Matter survey, NAPLAN and parental information. The final report, “Child and Adolescence Mental Health and Educational Outcomes” can be viewed here. The report found that students with mental disorders (such as ADHD, depression and anxiety) have poorer NAPLAN results in all domains and year levels as well as higher rates of absence from school. In addition, the effect of mental disorders on academic performance compounds with socio-economic disadvantage.

News | 8 December 2017

The information was reported in the ANAO report for three schools which are part of Lutheran Education VIC, NSW & TAS and the correct information is set out in the following table.


Total funding allocated to the school



ANAO report*


ANAO report*


News | 27 November 2017

The National Day of Action calls on schools to put their anti-bullying programs in the spotlight, educate the school community and come together to say 'Bullying. No Way!'.

So far, more than 1800 schools have joined the nationwide movement as official NDA schools. Make your school an NDA school and get ready to Take a Stand Together against bullying.

The NDA is a positive day of action that provides a focus for school communities to talk about the importance of working together against bullying and violence. The NDA has a range of new and thought provoking materials to make the day a great success.

Official NDA schools have access to printed materials, including student pocket cards and parent information cards which provide tips on how to deal with bullying.

Register now! Visit the Bullying. No Way! website for more information and resources.

News | 30 October 2017

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science representing the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science attended the meeting of the Council and spoke about the interface between their relevant portfolios and international education.

Council members reflected on the progress of the first year of the National Strategy for International Education 2025 and discussed the key challenges ahead.

A communique for the Council for International Education was released following the Council meeting.

News | 18 October 2017

Minister Birmingham, Nguyen Bui, and Minister Andrews
Minister Birmingham, Nguyen Bui, and Minister Andrews


SEAMEO is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1965 to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture. Australia has been an Associate Member of SEAMEO since 1974.

Each year, the Education Links Award rewards innovative projects that improve education linkages in the SEAMEO region and bilaterally between SEAMEO member countries and Australia. It recognises inspiring efforts to promote inter-cultural understanding and cross-border education partnerships. Proposals are evaluated on their innovation, practicability and originality, their scope for replication and expansion and value for money and sustainability.

News | 5 October 2017

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) open competitive grant opportunity application period has been extended and will now close at 2:00pm AEDT on Thursday, 2 November 2017. Go to Community Child Care Fund for more information.

News | 15 September 2017

TheNational Code 2018 is a legislative instrument made under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and sets nationally consistent standards to support providers to deliver quality education and training to overseas students.

Education providers must comply with the National Code 2018 to maintain their registration to provide education services to overseas students.

Key areas for reform include:

News | 7 September 2017

Public forums are being held on 18 September in Guyra and Armidale and 19 September in Narrabri and 20 September in Dubbo, New South Wales. These public consultations are designed to hear from key stakeholders and members of the public about the challenges faced by students living in regional, rural and remote areas and to discuss new ideas and approaches that can help these students in school and in their transition to further study, training and employment. To find out more information visit the Independent review into regional, rural and remote webpage.