Review of Australian Higher Education

Future directions for Tertiary Education 

The Government is committed to making Australia one of the most educated and highly skilled workforces in the world in order to secure national long term economic prosperity.

Review report

In March 2008, the Government initiated a Review of Higher Education to examine the future direction of the higher education sector, its fitness for purpose in meeting the needs of the Australian community and economy, and the options for ongoing reform. The Review was conducted by an independent expert panel, led by Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC. A copy of the Review of Australian Higher Education Final Report is now available.

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Initial response

The Government considered the report’s recommendations and findings and provided an initial response in March 2009.

Contact us

For more information or queries relating to the review, contact the Higher Education review secretariat.

Transforming Australia's Higher Education System

As part of the 2009 Budget, the Government announced it will provide an additional $5.4 billion to support higher education and research over the next 4 years in a comprehensive response to the Bradley Review, Transforming Australia’s Higher Education System. The quantum leap in resourcing is designed to support high quality teaching and learning, improve access and outcomes for students from low socio economic backgrounds, build new links between universities and disadvantaged schools, reward institutions for meeting agreed quality and equity outcomes, improve resourcing for research and invest in world class tertiary education infrastructure.

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