The IRU will engage actively with the Government on the final shape of the interlinked set of changes to the structure of higher education in Australia it announced in the 2014 Budget.
Bringing together all higher education provision in Australia with a combination of base Government funding and open-ended student charges is a major package of change. It builds off the demand driven funding system and significantly alters it through removal of limits to student charges.
“The crucial test is that the new arrangements support an expanded higher education system that provides good quality education available across Australia to all Australian seeking to improve their knowledge and skills. It cannot be permitted to discourage people from education,” said IRU Executive Director Conor King.