Funding

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Higher education is integral to the long term success of Australia’s intellectual and economic development. 

Much of the funding provided by the Australian Government is directed at teaching and learning in higher education through a range of initiatives.  These initiatives assist with infrastructure, student support, increasing equity and improving quality in higher education.  The majority of funding is administered under the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) 2003.

Measures that are funded under HESA include:

  • the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS), which provides funding to higher education providers to help subsidise students’ tuition costs;
  • the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) arrangements which provide income contingent loans to help students meet their study costs;
  • Commonwealth Scholarships, to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with costs associated with higher education;

HESA also makes other grants available to higher education providers for a variety of purposes. These include:

  • the Disability Support Program (DSP) provides funding to eligible higher education providers to improve access for students with disabilities;
  • the Indigenous Support Program provides grants to higher education providers to assist them to meet the needs of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students;
  • the Structural Adjustment Fund, which provided funding to assist universities to operate more competitively in the demand driven funding environment;
  • the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) supports universities efforts to increase participation of people who are from low socio-economic status backgrounds to attend university;
  • grants to a limited number of National Institutes to support ongoing operations;
  • the Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education provides funding for initiatives to improve and recognise teaching and learning;
  • the Superannuation Program provides supplementary funding to eligible higher education providers to cover certain superannuation expenses for staff;
  • the Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Program (AMSPP) to improve student engagement in maths and science courses at university and schools, through innovative partnerships between universities, schools, and other relevant organisations.

Determinations are made each year confirming the grant amounts or advance amounts paid to each higher education provider in respect of grants made under HESA.

Higher education funding is indexed annually using the indexation factor for the relevant year in accordance with Part 5-6 of HESA.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Funding.

Results

  1. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Australian Catholic University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  2. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

    Created: 23 December 2013

  3. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Bond University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  4. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Central Queensland University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  5. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Charles Darwin University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  6. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Charles Sturt University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  7. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Curtin University of Technology

    Created: 23 December 2013

  8. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Deakin University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  9. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Edith Cowan University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  10. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Griffith University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  11. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – La Trobe University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  12. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Macquarie University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  13. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – MCD University of Divinity

    Created: 23 December 2013

  14. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Monash University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  15. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Murdoch University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  16. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Queensland University of Technology

    Created: 23 December 2013

  17. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

    Created: 23 December 2013

  18. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Southern Cross University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  19. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – Swinburne University of Technology

    Created: 23 December 2013

  20. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – The Australian National University

    Created: 23 December 2013

  21. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – The University of Adelaide

    Created: 23 December 2013

  22. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – The University of Melbourne

    Created: 23 December 2013

  23. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – The University of Notre Dame Australia

    Created: 23 December 2013

  24. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – University of Ballarat

    Created: 23 December 2013

  25. 2014-16 Mission-based Compact – University of Canberra

    Created: 23 December 2013

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