The Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) provides funding to eligible higher education providers for students enrolling in bachelor degrees and other higher education courses of study ‘designated’ by the Minister for Tertiary Education.
Public universities determine the number of students they enrol in bachelor level courses (excluding medicine) and receive funding for these places.
For designated courses of study, the Australian Government provides funding to public universities for an agreed number of Commonwealth supported places in a given year. Designated courses of study include non-research postgraduate courses, medicine, enabling courses and courses of study leading to a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree.
Other higher education providers may also be allocated funding for Commonwealth supported places.
Under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme providers may receive additional funding to support delivery in regional locations; for courses of study in medicine; and for enabling courses (recognising that providers cannot charge Commonwealth supported students a student contribution amount for enabling courses).
CGS Funding Agreements
Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, a higher education provider may only receive Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding if it has entered into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth pursuant to section 30-25 of the Act. Section 30-28 of the Act requires that a copy of each funding agreement is published on the Departmental website.
2013 CGS Funding Agreements
To view each provider’s 2013 CGS Funding Agreement, click the relevant link below:
2012 CGS Funding Agreements
To view each provider’s 2012 CGS Funding Agreement, click the relevant link below:
Funding and Student Support Branch
Higher Education Group
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