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2021-22 Federal Budget measures provide essential support for Australian independent higher education students and providers

30 April 2021
Media Release

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.

Submission to the Attorney-General’s Department: Commonwealth Integrity Commission Exposure Legislation

19 February 2021

IHEA members thank the Attorney-General’s Department for its consultation on this exposure legislation and for the opportunity to provide a submission. IHEA supports the principle behind the exposure legislation, that public investment and funds be protected from corruption and malfeasance. However, there are too many uncertainties and a lack of clarity around some central issues that need to be addressed before IHEA could support the legislation.

IHEA submission positively reflected in Productivity Commission Report on the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review

2 February 2021

The Productivity Commission has released its Final Report on the Review into the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development, requested by Government to evaluate the agreement’s success at meeting targets and find ways to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the VET system. The Commission’s findings and recommendations will guide VET policy moving forward.