JobKeeper Extension Welcomed by Independent Providers

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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.

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Statement on Job-Ready Graduates Reforms

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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.

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IHEA Welcomes Step towards Loan Tax Abolition

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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.

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IHEA Welcomes Support for COVIDSafe Corridor to Pilot International Student Travel

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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.

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IHEA Supports Clear Admissions Guidance for Class of 2020

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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.

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IHEA Welcomes Govt Higher Ed Relief

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Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the Government’s announcement of important policy initiatives for the higher education sector, which will boost education and career opportunities for Australians and provide relief for Australian independent higher education providers in this time of national crisis.

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