| Education, Funding

Transforming Australia’s University System

Today marks the passing of legislation through the Senate which will ensure from 2012 that all students who are ready for university will be able to gain a place.

The bill creates a major transformation in higher education funding by allowing students and universities more flexibility to choose and offer degree places based on demand.

“The passing of this bill has confirmed the changes proposed by Government, following the Bradley Report, will now come into place. Universities have been preparing for the new system for some time and will now be able to increase their numbers confident that the funding for students will be there into the future,” Professor Ian O’Connor, IRU Chair.