Earlier this week Minister Tehan announced a Higher Education Relief Package. The package is designed to support workers displaced by the COVID-19 crisis to upskill or retrain, and support universities and other higher education providers to continue teaching. In good news it guaranteed Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) funding for estimated enrolments of domestic students in 2020.
The package also introduced short, online programs to commence in May. With teaching listed as a national priority area, we have already started to receive enquiries from the public interested in these low cost programs of study.
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I look forward to sharing what I know at our staff meeting on Wednesday.