2017-18 Budget student factsheets

On 1 May 2017, the Australian Government announced its higher education reform package as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The reforms will protect Australia's higher education system by focussing on three key themes: Improving the sustainability of higher education, More choices for students, and Increased transparency and accountability.

Dedicated factsheets on the student measures of these themes are attached below:

Improving the sustainability of higher education

  • Extending HELP loans to most New Zealand citizens and permanent residents

     NZ/PR  factsheetPDF 349KB

  • Increasing the student share of higher education

    Increase in SCsPDF 352KB

  • New repayment arrangements for HELP loans

    HELP repaymentsPDF 465KB

More choices for students

Increased transparency and accountability

  • Performance contingent funding for universities

    Performance contingent funding for universitiesPDF 214KB

  • Increased transparency for universities

    Increased transparency for universitiesPDF 236KB

For more information on these measures, you can also visit the Higher Education Reform - Student FAQs page.

To read the complete package of all the proposed measures, you can visit the Department of Education and Training Higher Education Reform Package webpage (opens in a new tab).