Departmental higher education activities delayed

A number of departmental policy and administrative activities will be delayed or deferred.

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In order to reduce the administrative burden on higher education providers while they respond to the COVID-19 situation, the following activities have been deferred or delayed by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment:

  • Annual higher education data reconciliation (2019 data):
    • Delayed reconciliation of 2019 data from June to September 2020
  • 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap
    • Commencement of Roadmap process delayed until early to mid-2021 with a final report anticipated for release at the end of 2021. 
  • Research Block Grants – consultation on changes to the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) cycle
    • Consultation deferred from March 2020 to last quarter 2020.
  • Research Training Implementation Plan final update report
    • Publication delayed from April 2020 and is anticipated in 2021.