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Australian Government Regional Education Package

On 12 November 2018, the Government announced $134.8 million over four years to provide students from rural and regional Australia with greater choice in, and access to higher education.

The measures include:

  • $92.5 million over four years to support more students at five regionally focused universities over four years. This includes:
    • $40.7 million for Federation University Australia’s Berwick campus (VIC)
    • $30.2 million for the Caboolture and Fraser Coast campuses of the University of the Sunshine Coast (QLD)
    • $3.3 million for the Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute of the University of Newcastle (NSW)
    • $9.1 million for Central Queensland University (QLD), and
    • $9.1 million for James Cook University (QLD).
  • $34.1 million over four years to expand the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships
  • $7.5 million over four years to expand the Regional Study Hubs, and
  • developing a national regional, rural and remote education strategy.

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Originally published by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training

Posted 12 November 2018 Posted in General, Regional, rural and remote