Higher Education

This support is important as the sector makes a fundamental contribution to the future of Australia and our intellectual, economic, cultural and social development. The sector:

  • educates our future workforce
  • develops our future leaders
  • provides jobs for Australians
  • facilitates cultural and trade links with other countries
  • plays a key role in the growing knowledge and innovation based economy of Australia.

Australian Government budget information

For information about higher education measures announced in past federal budgets, please go to education.gov.au

News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Higher Education.

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

News | 15 December 2016

Top University Teachers recognised

News | 1 December 2016

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

News | 24 November 2016

Consultation on the future of higher education reform

News | 24 November 2016

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

News | 15 November 2016

Consultation on the Higher Education Disability Support Program (DSP)

News | 3 November 2016

2017 Endeavour Mobility Grants, and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships announced

News | 3 November 2016

Improving education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians

News | 13 October 2016

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.

New Colombo Plan 2017 mobility program outcomes announced

News | 1 September 2016

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. ...

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

News | 30 August 2016

Enhancements to the QILT website

News | 3 May 2016

Upholding Quality – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

Public consultation on transparency in higher education admissions

News | 6 April 2016

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

News | 9 March 2016

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...

2015 Student Experience Survey results released

News | 4 March 2016

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.

Helping disadvantaged Australians succeed at university

News | 4 February 2016

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.

2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching

News | 9 December 2015

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, presented the 2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching to 22 recipients at a gala ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra on 8 December. ...

New law to recover HELP and TSL debts from overseas Australians

News | 9 November 2015

2016 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships recipients announced

News | 5 November 2015

Higher education in Australia

News | 27 October 2015

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

News | 23 June 2015

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...

Reforms target VET FEE-HELP scammers

News | 12 March 2015

Important reforms will be made to the Australian Government’s VET FEE-HELP scheme to prevent unscrupulous marketers targeting vulnerable Australians and exploiting the scheme.

New Australian Government higher education site launched

News | 7 December 2014

A new Australian Government higher education website has been launched - www.highered.gov.au.

Discussion paper 'Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research' released

News | 29 October 2014

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

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

News | 29 August 2014

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

Central Queensland University and the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE merger

News | 1 July 2014

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...