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Options paper release draws praise

The higher education sector has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s release of an options – or discussion – paper to garner feedback from stakeholders as to the direction of policy. The paper has been referred to as a reset button that ...

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Budget snapshot: Key items affecting higher ed

SAVINGS MEASURES Higher Education Reform — deregulation shelved, funding cuts delayed to 2018 As explained in the budget papers regarding the government’s deregulation reforms that were twice rejected by the senate: “The government will delay the implementation of the higher education reforms ...

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Price caps for VET courses tabled in report

The federal government is discussing capping the prices of vocational courses offered through VET FEE-HELP. This is one of the options tabled in a discussion paper the federal skills minister, Scott Ryan, released today. It read: “Recognising course costs are often unreflective of ...

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