A guide to Australian Government funding for higher education learning and teaching


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Author: Ferguson, Hazel


Australia's higher education system provides education for approximately 1.6 million students (in 2019) through 186 registered higher education providers, including 40 Australian universities. The Australian Government is the primary funder and regulator of the system. In 2020, the sector experienced two significant funding challenges. First, [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 travel restrictions disrupted entry for overseas students, leading to a 5.1 per cent decline in enrolments, and a 23.2 per cent decline in commencements to December 2020, compared with December 2019. Universities...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Finance; Economics; Governance; Policy; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Government expenditure; Educational finance; Educational policy; Funding; Government policy; Financial aspects; Grant; Trend

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Parliament of Australia, 2021

Physical description: 25 p.

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Series: Parliamentary Library research paper series; 2020-21, 23 April 2021

ISSN: 2203-5249

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 145.366

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