Consultation on the future of higher education reform

The Government is seeking to implement changes to higher education to create a system that is higher in quality, more accessible, more competitive and more sustainable.

To achieve these objectives, the Government has announced that it will consult with stakeholders, including students, their parents, institutions, academic staff, employers and industry, to determine the objectives and priorities for reform. The Government wants to find a fair and sustainable way to fund an adaptive, world-class higher education system, with equitable access for students. The Government has released a consultation paper on options for reform and invites feedback by 25 July 2016.

To provide certainty to the Australian higher education community as this consultation process is undertaken, the Government has determined that 2016 and 2017 higher education funding arrangements will be the same as 2015.