The package delivers immediate support to students, universities and researchers as we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Total funding for higher education in 2021 will exceed $20 billion, a record level of investment in the sector and increase of more than $2 billion from 2020. The investment supports up to 30,000 places for students and around 50,000 more short courses.
The legislation to enact the package passed the Senate on 8 October 2020. Before it becomes law, it must be voted again in the House of Representatives, and signed by the Governor-General.
For more information, visit the Job-ready Graduates Package page.