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On the move: changes to Commonwealth Government portfolios

A suite of portfolio changes following the federal election has led to changes to the name and composition of the Department of Education (formerly the Department of Education and Training). A number of ministries were moved out of the Education portfolio; with vocational education and training and apprenticeships relocated to the Employment Portfolio, and migrant […]

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Loan thresholds set and capped: Changes to the Higher Education Loan Program from 2019

Legislative changes to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) were agreed by the Australian Parliament on 14 August 2018. These changes will affect the amount students can borrow under the HELP loan scheme, and the way loans provided for Commonwealth supported students places are repaid across the working life of their recipients. New HELP repayment […]

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HELP! Changes to the student loan scheme – Proposal 2.0

The Commonwealth Government has introduced a new Bill seeking to change features of the student loan scheme – HELP (Higher Education Loan Program).

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The 2017 Higher Ed Budget: what you need to know

The Australian Government has announced a number of reforms to the higher education sector which will impact both universities and students. Amendments to the Higher Education Support Act, introduced to Parliament on 11 May 2017, aim to deliver value for money for taxpayers by increasing transparency, sustainability and support for students.

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