Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the skills and training initiatives announced last night in the 2021-22 Federal Budget, following earlier announcements of essential support measures for the independent higher education sector and students.
Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes today’s announcement from Minister for Education and Youth, The Hon Alan Tudge MP and Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, The Hon Stuart Robert MP unveiling a suite of budget measures to support independent higher education providers and students valued at $53.6 million.
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Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement of an extension to the JobKeeper program today, which will provide much-needed support to many of Australia’s 128 independent higher education providers.
Though not directly affected by the university funding reforms announced by the Education Minister today, independent higher education providers are focussed on career outcomes for their students and creating job-ready graduates at minimal cost to the taxpayer.
Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the Australian Parliament’s passage of the Education Legislation Amendment Bill today enacting a temporary exemption for students from the unfair 25% FEE-HELP Loan Fee.
Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement today that the Australian Government is working with the States and Territories to establish pilot programs for international student travel to recommence this year.
Independent Higher Education Australia welcomes the COAG Education Council’s agreement to establish nationally consistent messaging about higher education admissions processes for 2021 to ensure that students completing their secondary schooling in 2020 receive clear guidance on the process for transition into tertiary study.