| Education, Funding, Indigenous

The impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth Indigenous Advancement Strategy tendering processes by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: IRU Submission

The IRU submission targets the impact of the inclusion of higher education Indigenous programmes in the IAS, with the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) subject to the tendering process.

The members of the IRU have a long-standing commitment to becoming universities of choice for Indigenous students and staff.

• IRU members educate 19% of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students.

• 2.1% of all our students are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders against a national parity target of 2.3% and overall sector achievement of 1.4%.

• 1.1% of IRU completions are by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders against overall sector achievement of 0.8%.

• We employ 17% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders staff working in Australian universities.

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