Higher Education Publications lists publications, newsletters and reports on Australia's higher education sector.




The Higher Education Newsletter aims to:

  • Keep the sector and stakeholders informed about higher education policies and programs
  • Includes information on any legislative and guideline changes

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email: highered@industry.gov.au.

Higher Education Providers E-News assists administrative staff members with:

  • Operational and policy matters that may impact on their work
  • Upcoming training courses and dates
  • Legislative changes to HESA
  • Distribution of the HELP products
  • Reporting dates

Reviews and Policy

  • Higher education in Australia - a Departmental paper outlining major reviews of higher education funding policy over the past 25 years.
  • Review of Reporting Requirements for Universities – a comprehensive audit of the Department’s reporting requirements for universities.
  • The Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People – a review recommending a collaborative approach by Government, universities and professional bodies to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and researchers.
  • Higher Education Staff Data Review - a review to determine whether the Staff Data Collection meets stakeholder needs.
  • Base Funding Review - a review that recommends principles for public investment in higher education. It also enquires into funding levels.
  • Independent analysis of Higher Education Funding – an independent validation conducted by Ernst & Young on Departmental calculations of funding per Commonwealth subsidised student place.
  • Regional Loading Review - a review of regional loading for higher education providers with regional campuses.
  • Transforming Australia’s Higher Education System – reform program announced in the 2009-10 Budget.
  • Review of Australian Higher Education - a review of higher education to examine the future direction of the sector. The Review was conducted by an independent expert panel, led by Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC.