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Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012

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Guides & Guidelines as amended, taking into account amendments up to Amendment No. 1 to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012
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Start Date 17 Mar 2014
Table of contents.

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012

 

made under section 238-10 of the

 

Higher Education Support Act 2003

 

This compilation was prepared on 17 March 2014 taking into account the Senate’s disallowance of Amendment No. 1 to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012 (F2013L02078) on
17 March 2014.

 

Prepared by the Department of Education

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Higher Education Support Act 2003

 

COMMONWEALTH GRANT SCHEME GUIDELINES No. 1

 

CHAPTER 1      INTRODUCTION.. 5

1.1        INTERPRETATION.. 5

1.5        DEFINITIONS.. 5

CHAPTER 2      HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDERS.. 7

2.1        PURPOSE.. 7

2.5        HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDERS (section 30-1) 7

CHAPTER 3      NATIONAL PRIORITIES.. 8

3.1        PURPOSE.. 8

3.5        NATIONAL PRIORITIES (section 30-20) 8

CHAPTER 4      REGIONAL LOADING.. 9

4.1        PURPOSE.. 9

4.5        OBJECTIVE OF REGIONAL LOADING.. 9

4.10     AMOUNT OF REGIONAL LOADING FROM 2012. 9

4.15     ELIGIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF REGIONAL LOADING.. 9

4.20     REGIONAL LOADING REMOTENESS CATEGORIES.. 9

4.25     NEW REGIONAL LOADING DISTRIBUTION FORMULA.. 10

4.30   TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT IN 2012 AND 2013 FOR PROVIDERS AFFECTED BY THE        INTRODUCTION OF A NEW REGIONAL LOADING FORMULA.. 11

4.35     DISTRIBUTION OF REGIONAL LOADING TO RECENTLY ESTABLISHED CAMPUSES.. ..............................................................................................................................................12

CHAPTER 5      MEDICAL STUDENT LOADING.. 13

5.1        PURPOSE.. 13

5.5        MEDICAL STUDENT LOADING (section 33-1) 13

5.10     CALCULATION OF THE LOADING.. 13

CHAPTER 6      ENABLING LOADING.. 14

6.1        PURPOSE.. 14

6.5        LOADING CALCULATION.. 14

CHAPTER 7      DETERMINING THE FUNDING CLUSTERS.. 15

7.1        PURPOSE.. 15

7.5        DETERMINING THE FUNDING CLUSTERS (section 33-35) 15

CHAPTER 8      ADVANCES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.. 23

8.1        PURPOSE.. 23

8.5        ADVANCES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES (section 33-40) 23

8.10     AMOUNTS.. 23

8.15     CONDITIONS ON ADVANCES.. 23

8.20     REPAYMENT OF THE ADVANCE.. 23

CHAPTER 9      PERFORMANCE FUNDING GRANT AMOUNT – FACILITATION FUNDING.. 24

9.1        PURPOSE.. 24

9.5        FACILITATION FUNDING ELIGIBILITY.. 24

9.10     CALCULATION OF FACILITATION FUNDING.. 24

 


CHAPTER 1     INTRODUCTION

 

1.1         INTERPRETATION

 

1.1.1      Unless the contrary intention appears, the terms within the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012 have the same meaning as in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (‘the Act’).

 

1.5            DEFINITIONS

 

1.5.1        In these Guidelines, unless the contrary intention appears:

 

ASGC Remoteness Structure         means the Australian Standard Geographical Classification

(ASGC) Remoteness Structure published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

 

ASGS Remoteness Structure                   means the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure published by the ABS which replaces the ASGC Remoteness Structure from December 2012

 

campus                                                      ‘based on HEIMSHELP Glossary, campus means the physical location at which a provider delivers a unit of study. For on-line/ distance education courses or where studies require attendance at locations such as a health centre, teaching hospital or agricultural farm, the campus is the location from which the course is administered.

 

Department                                                means the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education       

 

external                                                      based on HEIMSHELP Glossary, external means a mode of attendance for a unit of study whereby the provider delivers the course materials to the student and the student is not required to attend classes on campus on a regular basis.

 

EFTSL                                                       An EFTSL is an equivalent full-time student load for a year. It is a measure, in respect of a course of study, of the study load for a year of a student undertaking that course of study on a full‑time basis.

 

headquarters                                             is a provider’s campus location which has the largest internal and multi-modal EFTSL of Commonwealth supported students

 

HESC                                                        means the Higher Education Student Collection which is a component of the Higher Education Statistics Collection required under subsection 19-70(1) of the Act

 

HEIMS                                              means the Higher Education Information Management System

 

internal                                                       based on HEIMSHELP Glossary, internal means a mode of attendance for a unit of study whereby the student must attend classes at the provider’s facilities on a regular basis

 

multi-modal                                               based on HEIMSHELP Glossary,
multi-modal means a mode of attendance for a unit of study that is undertaken partially in an internal mode of attendance and partially in an external mode

 

provider                                             means Higher Education Provider

 

1.5.5           Any reference to a part, division or section of the Act is a reference to that part, division or section as in force from time to time.

 

1.5.10         Terms used in Chapter 4 of these Guidelines that are in italics have the meaning as stated in paragraph 1.5.1 of these Guidelines.


CHAPTER 2     HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDERS

 

2.1         PURPOSE

 

2.1.1      The purpose of this chapter is to specify providers other than Table A providers that can be paid grants under Part 2-2 of the Act.

 

2.5         HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDERS (section 30-1)

 

2.5.1      The following providers are specified as higher education providers that can be paid grants under Part 2-2 of the Act:

a)    Avondale College;

b)    The University of Notre Dame Australia;

c)    Bond University;

d)    MCD University of Divinity;

e)    Tabor Adelaide;

f)     Tabor College Victoria;

g)    Christian Heritage College; and

h)    Holmesglen Institute of TAFE.

i)      Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE

 


CHAPTER 3     NATIONAL PRIORITIES

 

3.1         PURPOSE

 

3.1.1      The purpose of this chapter is to specify outcomes in the provision of higher education as national priorities under section 30-20 of the Act.

 

3.5         NATIONAL PRIORITIES (section 30-20)

 

3.5.1      The following outcomes are national priorities:

a)    increasing the number of persons undertaking Teaching and Nursing courses of study;

b)    supporting a number of persons undertaking Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Health, Education and Society and Culture courses of study at the University of Notre Dame Australia;

c)    supporting a number of Indigenous students undertaking courses of study at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

 


CHAPTER 4     REGIONAL LOADING

 

4.1         PURPOSE

 

4.1.1      The purpose of this chapter is to specify how the amount of regional loading payable to a provider under section 33-1(1)(b)(i) of the Act is calculated from 2012.

 

4.5         OBJECTIVE OF REGIONAL LOADING

 

4.5.1      Regional loading provides additional funding under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) to help providers offset the disparity in costs and revenue of regional campuses in comparison with major city campuses.

 

4.10       AMOUNT OF REGIONAL LOADING FROM 2012

 

4.10.1    Regional loading payments to eligible providers are made in respect of a calendar year.

 

4.10.5    The total amount of regional loading available to all eligible providers in each year is fixed. In the 2012 calendar year, the total amount of regional loading is $63,559,565. The total amount of regional loading in later years is the total amount of regional loading in 2012 indexed in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act.  For individual eligible providers, the amount of regional loading will be calculated in accordance with the formula set out in section 4.25 below.

 

4.15       ELIGIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF REGIONAL LOADING   

 

4.15.1    A provider is eligible for regional loading if it is a Table A or Table B provider under section 16-15 of the Act.

 

4.15.3    A campus is eligible for regional loading if the average student load for the campus is a minimum of fifty (50) internal and multi-modal Commonwealth supported student EFTSL.

         

4.15.5    For the purposes of regional loading, Commonwealth supported student load at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education will be considered as Commonwealth supported student load at Charles Darwin University.

 

Average student load     

 

4.15.10  The amount of regional loading for each eligible provider will be calculated using the most recent Commonwealth supported student load data for the reporting years as verified by the provider through the HESC and accepted by the Department.

 

4.15.15  The average student load for the purposes of regional loading is the EFTSL of the Commonwealth supported student load averaged over the most recent three years for which HESC full year student load data is available. 

 

4.15.20  The calculation of average student load will be updated annually as new HESC full year student load data becomes available.

 

4.20       REGIONAL LOADING REMOTENESS CATEGORIES

 

4.20.1    The regional loading for a multi campus provider is calculated per campus and depends upon the remoteness classification of each of the provider’s eligible campuses.

 

4.20.5    An eligible campus’ remoteness classification is determined using the ASGC Remoteness Structure for funding in 2012 and 2013 and the ASGS Remoteness Structure for funding from 2014 onwards to classify the remoteness of the physical location of the eligible campus.

 

4.20.10  The loading (L) for the remoteness categories is as follows:

 

Remoteness category

Loading (L)

Remote and very remote

20%

Darwin region

15%

Outer regional

10%

Inner regional

5%

Major city and overseas

0%

 

4.20.15  For purposes of regional loading, the Darwin region is defined as the area of the Northern Territory that is not remote or very remote.

 

4.20.20  For purposes of regional loading, the Darwin region has been classified outside of the ABS Remoteness Structure as the additional costs of higher education provision in this region exceed its remoteness category which is outer regional.

 

4.25       NEW REGIONAL LOADING DISTRIBUTION FORMULA

 

4.25.1    From 2012, the regional loading for eligible providers will be calculated using the following formula:

             

 

 

Where:

 

 = the regional loading for a provider (p)

 

 = the loading for the location of a provider’s eligible campus(c) according to section 4.20

 

 = the average student load based on the EFTSL of the internal and multi-modal Commonwealth supported student load enrolled at the relevant eligible campus (c)

 

 = the loading for the location of a provider’s headquarters (h) campus according to section 4.20

 

 = the average student load based on the EFTSL of a provider’s (p) external Commonwealth supported student load

 

 = the variation required to ensure the expenditure is within the regional loading approved for that calendar year.

 

Detailed explanation of the formula

 

4.25.5    The formula has two components. The first is based on the EFTSL of the internal and multi-modal Commonwealth supported student load of each of a provider’s eligible campuses. The second is based on the provider’s external Commonwealth supported student load.

 

4.25.10 The regional loading for the first component of the formula for a provider is calculated by multiplying the average student load of a provider’s internal and multi-modal Commonwealth supported student load for each eligible campus by the remoteness loading (L) for the physical location of that eligible campus. The totals for each of a provider’s eligible campuses are added together to calculate the funding for the provider for the first component of the formula.

 

4.25.15 The regional loading for the second component of the formula for a provider is calculated by multiplying 50 per cent of the average student load of a provider’s external Commonwealth supported student load by the remoteness loading (L) for the provider’s headquarters campus.  The headquarters campus is the campus that has the highest average student load based on the EFTSL of the average internal and multi-modal Commonwealth supported student load.

 

4.25.20  As stated in section 4.10.5 above the regional loading is a capped amount for each calendar year.  To ensure that the regional loading distributed in a calendar year does not exceed the regional loading approved for that year, the following process is used to adjust the final amount of regional loading to be paid to each eligible provider in a calendar year:

 

a)    Initially the preliminary funding for each provider is calculated using the regional loading formula at section 4.25.1, above allowing.

b)    Then the preliminary funding amount for each provider is added to determine the interim regional loading total ().

c)    To establish the value of the variation () for determining the final regional loading amount, the regional loading available for the calendar year less any transitional support payment () is divided by the interim regional loading total ().

d)    To calculate the final amount of regional loading for each provider for the calendar year the formula in section 4.25.1 is reapplied using the value for  as determined in (c) above.

 

4.30       TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT IN 2012 AND 2013 FOR PROVIDERS AFFECTED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW REGIONAL LOADING FORMULA

 

4.30.1    In 2012 and 2013 the Department will make transition payments from the regional loading available for those calendar years to providers who experience a significant reduction in regional loading as a result of the introduction of the new regional loading formula.

 

4.30.5    As the regional loading is a capped amount for a calendar year, the regional loading available for distribution through the formula in section 4.25.1 to eligible providers in 2012 and 2013 calendar years will be reduced to enable the making of the transition payments.

 

4.30.10  For the purposes of receiving a transition payment, a provider who experiences a significant reduction in regional loading under the new distribution formula is a provider:

i)      who received regional loading in 2011; and

ii)     whose estimated regional loading for the 2012 and 2013 calendar years based on the application of the distribution formula at section 4.25.1 will be at least $500,000 less per calendar year than the regional loading received by that provider in 2011.

 

4.30.15  In 2012, the transition payment to be made to each affected provider will be 50 per cent of the difference between the amount of regional loading an affected provider received in 2011 and the amount of regional loading that the provider would receive under the new distribution formula in 2012. 

 

4.30.20 In 2013, a further transition payment will be made from the 2013 regional loading to those providers that received a transition payment under section 4.30.15 in 2012.

 

4.30.25  In 2013, the transition payments to affected providers will be 25 per cent of the difference between the regional loading an affected provider received in 2011 and the amount of regional loading that the provider would receive under the new distribution formula in 2013. 

 

4.30.30  The exact amounts of the transition payments to be made to affected providers will be as agreed in the funding agreements with providers under section 30-25 of the Act.

 

4.30.35  The payment of transition payments to affected providers in 2012 and 2013 will be in addition to any regional loading amount that an affected provider will receive on the basis of the regional loading formula in section 4.25.1.         

 

4.35       DISTRIBUTION OF REGIONAL LOADING TO RECENTLY ESTABLISHED CAMPUSES

 

4.35.1    As stated in section 4.15.15 the distribution of regional loading is based on the EFTSL

of the Commonwealth supported student load averaged over the most recent three years for which HESC full year student load data is available. 

 

4.35.5    Where the available HESC full year student load data for a recently established campus is for less than three years the average student load will be determined on the basis of the EFTSL of the Commonwealth supported student load for the number of years for which the data is available.

 

4.35.10  A new campus of a provider will be considered an eligible campus on the basis of averaging the EFTSL of the internal and multi-modal Commonwealth supported student load for the number of years for which the HESC full year student load data is available.  Where this occurs, the campus must have an average internal and multi-modal Commonwealth supported student load of at least 50 EFTSL.

 

 

 

 

 


CHAPTER 5     MEDICAL STUDENT LOADING

 

5.1         PURPOSE

 

5.1.1      The purpose of this chapter is to specify how the amount of medical student loading for Commonwealth supported places under paragraph 33-1(1)(b)(ii) of the Act is to be worked out.

 

5.5         MEDICAL STUDENT LOADING (section 33-1)

 

5.5.1      The medical student loading provides funding for teaching hospital costs for a Commonwealth supported place in a course of study in medicine, completion of which would allow provisional registration as a medical practitioner by an authority of a State, a Territory or the Commonwealth. 

 

5.5.5      Where the Minister allocates a number of Commonwealth supported places for courses of study in medicine under section 30-10 of the Act, the amount of medical student loading that will be paid for Commonwealth supported places is worked out in the following way.

 

5.10       CALCULATION OF THE LOADING

 

5.10.1    The medical student loading in 2007 was $1,111 per Commonwealth supported medical student EFTSL for the allocated number of medical student places.  The medical student loading for Commonwealth supported medical student EFTSL in later years is the medical student loading in 2007 indexed in accordance with Part 5-6 of the Act.

 

5.10.5    Student load is determined for the medical student loading by using the EFTSL of medical units of study in a course of study in medicine, completion of which would allow provisional registration as a medical practitioner by an authority of a State, a Territory or the Commonwealth (field of education codes (under the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Standard Classification of Education) 019901 - medical science and 060100 to 060199 - medical studies, excluding 060113 – Pathology).  The allocation of medical student places for a particular year is equal to the most recent full year student load data reported by the provider through the HESC and cleared as final by the Department, plus any new places for a course of study in medicine not yet reported in the HESC and specifically allocated to the provider by the Australian Government.


CHAPTER 6     ENABLING LOADING

 

6.1              PURPOSE

 

6.1.1.          The purpose of this chapter is to specify how the amount of enabling loading payable to a provider under paragraph 33-1(1)(b)(iii) of the Act is to be worked out       

 

6.5             LOADING CALCULATION

 

6.5.1           The amount of enabling loading (A) payable to a provider for a year will be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

 

                   A = B times C

         

where:

 

B       is the number of Commonwealth supported places in enabling courses of study allocated to the provider for the grant year in the provider’s Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding agreement for that year.

 

C       is the amount of enabling loading per Commonwealth supported place in enabling courses of study. In 2013 the amount is $2,500. In 2014 the amount is $3,068. For 2015 and later years, it is the 2014 amount indexed in accordance with Part 5-6 of the Act. 

 

 


CHAPTER 7     DETERMINING THE FUNDING CLUSTERS

 

7.1         PURPOSE

 

7.1.1      The purpose of this chapter is, pursuant to section 33-35 of the Act, to specify how to determine the funding clusters, or particular parts of funding clusters, in which units of study are included or the particular funding cluster, or a particular part of a funding cluster, in which a particular unit of study is included for the purposes of the Act.

 

7.5         DETERMINING THE FUNDING CLUSTERS (section 33-35)

 

7.5.1     The funding cluster, or a particular part of a funding cluster, in which a unit of study is included is determined in the following way.  Clusters are defined by the field of education (FOE) code arising from applying the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) as set out in the table below.

 

             A unit with an FOE code of 090701 (psychology) is allocated to ‘behavioural science’ or ‘clinical psychology’ within a funding cluster according to whether the course of study of which it forms part is accredited for the purposes of professional registration by the specified colleges of the Australian Psychological Society (College of Clinical Psychologists, College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, College of Counselling Psychologists, College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, College of Forensic Psychologists, College of Health Psychologists, College of Sport Psychologists and College of Community Psychologists).

 

Funding cluster

Part of funding cluster

Unit description

FOE code

Funding cluster 1
Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce

 

Law

0909

Accounting

0801

Business and Management

0803

Sales and Marketing

0805

Tourism

0807

Office Studies

0809

Banking, Finance and Related Fields

0811

Other Management and Commerce

0899

Economics and Econometrics

0919

Food and Hospitality

1101

Personal Services

1103

General Education Programmes

1201

Other Mixed Field Programmes

1299

Funding cluster 2
Humanities

 

History

090305

Archaeology

090307

Indigenous Studies

090311

Justice and Law Enforcement

0911

Language and Literature

091500

English Language

091501

Linguistics

091521

Literature

091523

Language and Literature not elsewhere classified

091599

Philosophy and Religious Studies

0917


 

Funding cluster

Part of funding cluster

Unit description

FOE code

Funding cluster 3
Mathematics, statistics, behavioural science, social studies, computing, built environment, other health

Mathematics and  statistics

Computing, built environment or other health

Mathematical Sciences

0101

Computer Science

0201

Information Systems

0203

Other Information Technology

0299

Architecture and Urban Environment

0401

Building

0403

Public Health

061300

Occupational Health and Safety

061301

Environmental Health

061303

Health Promotion

061307

Community Health

061309

Epidemiology

061311

Public Health not elsewhere classified

061399

Rehabilitation Therapies

061700

Massage Therapy

061711

Rehabilitation Therapies not elsewhere classified

061799

Complementary Therapies

0619

Other Health

069900

First Aid

069907

Health not elsewhere classified

069999

Behavioural science or social studies

Human Movement

069903

Political Science and Policy Studies

0901

Studies in Human Society

090300

Sociology

090301

Anthropology

090303

Human Geography

090309

Gender Specific Studies

090313

Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified

090399

Human Welfare Studies and Services

090500

Social Work

090501

Children’s Services

090503

Youth Work

090505

Care for the Aged

090507

Care for the Disabled

090509

Residential Client Care

090511

Counselling

090513

Welfare Studies

090515

Human Welfare Studies and Services not elsewhere classified

090599

Behavioural Science1

0907

Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies

0913

Sport and Recreation

0921

Other Society and Culture

0999


 

Funding cluster

Part of funding cluster

Unit description

FOE code

Funding cluster 4
Education

 

Teacher Education

0701

Curriculum and Education Studies

0703

Other Education

0799

 

Funding cluster 5
Clinical psychology, allied health, foreign languages, visual and performing arts

Clinical psychology, foreign languages, or visual and performing arts

Clinical psychology2

090701

 

Northern European Languages

091503

 

Southern European Languages

091505

 

Eastern European Languages

091507

 

Southwest Asian and North African Languages

091509

 

Southern Asian Languages

091511

 

Southeast Asian Languages

091513

 

Eastern Asian Languages

091515

 

Australian Indigenous Languages

091517

 

Translating and Interpreting

091519

 

Performing Arts

1001

 

Visual Arts and Crafts

1003

 

Graphic and Design Studies

1005

 

Communication and Media Studies

1007

 

Other Creative Arts

1099

 

Allied health

Pharmacy

0605

 

Optical Science

0609

 

Indigenous Health

061305

 

Radiography

0615

 

Physiotherapy

061701

 

Occupational Therapy

061703

 

Chiropractic and Osteopathy

061705

 

Speech Pathology

061707

 

Audiology

061709

 

Podiatry

061713

 

Nutrition and Dietetics

069901

 

Paramedical Studies

069905

 

Funding cluster 6

Nursing

 

Nursing

0603

 

Funding cluster 7
Engineering, science, surveying

Science

Engineering and surveying

Physics and Astronomy

0103

 

Chemical Sciences

0105

 

Earth Sciences

0107

 

Biological Sciences

0109

 

Other Natural and Physical Sciences

019900

 

Forensic Science

019903

 

Food Science and Biotechnology

019905

 

Pharmacology

019907

 

Laboratory Technology

019909

 

Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified

019999

 

Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

0301

 

Process and Resources Engineering

0303

 

Automotive Engineering and Technology

0305

 

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology

0307

 

Civil Engineering

0309

 

Geomatic Engineering

0311

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

0313

 

Aerospace Engineering and Technology

0315

 

Maritime Engineering and Technology

0317

 

Other Engineering and Related Technologies

0399

 

Funding cluster 8
Dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture

Dentistry, medicine or veterinary science

Medical Science

019901

 

Medical Studies

060100

 

General Medicine

060101

 

Surgery

060103

 

Psychiatry

060105

 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

060107

 

Paediatrics

060109

 

Anaesthesiology

060111

 

Radiology

060115

 

Internal Medicine

060117

 

General Practice

060119

 

Medical Studies not elsewhere classified

060199

 

Dental Studies

0607

 

Veterinary Studies

0611

 

Agriculture

Agriculture

0501

 

Horticulture and Viticulture

0503

 

Forestry Sciences

0505

 

Fisheries Sciences

0507

 

Environmental Studies

0509

 

Other Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

0599

 

Pathology

060113

 

1.     Excluding clinical psychology, which is in cluster 5.

2.     Clinical psychology units of study are in Cluster 5 and are psychology units of study (Field of Education code 090701) that contribute to courses that are accredited for the purposes of professional registration by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists, the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, the APS College of Counselling Psychologists, the APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists, the APS College of Forensic Psychologists, the APS College of Health Psychologists, the APS College of Sport Psychologists or the APS College of Community Psychologists.

 

7.5.5  The maximum student contribution amount for a unit of study for a person to whom item 3 of Schedule 5 of the Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Act 2009 applies, pursuant to section 33-35 of the Act, will be determined as outlined in the following table.


Funding cluster

Part of funding cluster

Unit description

FOE code

Funding cluster 1
Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce

 

Law

0909

Accounting

0801

Business and Management

0803

Sales and Marketing

0805

Tourism

0807

Office Studies

0809

Banking, Finance and Related Fields

0811

Other Management and Commerce

0899

Economics and Econometrics

0919

Food and Hospitality

1101

Personal Services

1103

General Education Programmes

1201

Other Mixed Field Programmes

1299

Funding cluster 2
Humanities

 

History

090305

Archaeology

090307

Indigenous Studies

090311

Justice and Law Enforcement

0911

Language and Literature

091500

English Language

091501

Linguistics

091521

Literature

091523

Language and Literature not elsewhere classified

091599

Philosophy and Religious Studies

0917


 

Funding cluster

Part of funding cluster

Unit description

FOE code

Funding cluster 3
Mathematics, statistics, behavioural science, social studies, education, computing, built environment, other health

Mathematics and  statistics

Mathematical Sciences

0101

Computing, built environment or other health

Computer Science

0201

Information Systems

0203

Other Information Technology

0299

Architecture and Urban Environment

0401

Building

0403

Public Health

061300

Occupational Health and Safety

061301

Environmental Health

061303

Health Promotion

061307

Community Health

061309

Epidemiology

061311

Public Health not elsewhere classified

061399

Rehabilitation Therapies

061700

Massage Therapy

061711

Rehabilitation Therapies not elsewhere classified

061799

Complementary Therapies

0619

Other Health

069900

First Aid

069907

Health not elsewhere classified

069999

Behavioural science or social studies

Human Movement

069903

Political Science and Policy Studies

0901

Studies in Human Society

090300

Sociology

090301

Anthropology

090303

Human Geography

090309

Gender Specific Studies

090313

Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified

090399

Human Welfare Studies and Services

090500

Social Work

090501

Children’s Services

090503

Youth Work

090505

Care for the Aged

090507

Care for the Disabled

090509

Residential Client Care

090511

Counselling

090513

Welfare Studies

090515

Human Welfare Studies and Services not elsewhere classified

090599

Behavioural Science1

0907

Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies

0913

Sport and Recreation

0921

Other Society and Culture

0999

Education

Teacher Education

0701

Curriculum and Education Studies

0703

Other Education

0799


 

Funding cluster

Part of funding cluster

Unit description

FOE code

 

Funding cluster 4
Clinical psychology, allied health, foreign languages, visual and performing arts

Clinical psychology, foreign languages, or visual and performing arts

Clinical psychology2

090701

 

Northern European Languages

091503

 

Southern European Languages

091505

 

Eastern European Languages

091507

 

Southwest Asian and North African Languages

091509

 

Southern Asian Languages

091511

 

Southeast Asian Languages

091513

 

Eastern Asian Languages

091515

 

Australian Indigenous Languages

091517

 

Translating and Interpreting

091519

 

Performing Arts

1001

 

Visual Arts and Crafts

1003

 

Graphic and Design Studies

1005

 

Communication and Media Studies

1007

 

Other Creative Arts

1099

 

Allied health

Pharmacy

0605

 

Optical Science

0609

 

Indigenous Health

061305

 

Radiography

0615

 

Physiotherapy

061701

 

Occupational Therapy

061703

 

Chiropractic and Osteopathy

061705

 

Speech Pathology

061707

 

Audiology

061709

 

Podiatry

061713

 

Nutrition and Dietetics

069901

 

Paramedical Studies

069905

 

Funding cluster 5

Nursing

 

Nursing

0603

 

Funding cluster 6
Engineering, science, surveying

Science

Physics and Astronomy

0103

 

Chemical Sciences

0105

 

Earth Sciences

0107

 

Biological Sciences

0109

 

Other Natural and Physical Sciences

019900

 

Forensic Science

019903

 

Food Science and Biotechnology

019905

 

Pharmacology

019907

 

Laboratory Technology

019909

 

Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified

019999

 

Engineering and surveying

Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

0301

 

Process and Resources Engineering

0303

 

Automotive Engineering and Technology

0305

 

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology

0307

 

Civil Engineering

0309

 

Geomatic Engineering

0311

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

0313

 

Aerospace Engineering and Technology

0315

 

Maritime Engineering and Technology

0317

 

Other Engineering and Related Technologies

0399


 

Funding cluster

Part of funding cluster

Unit description

FOE code

 

Funding cluster 7
Dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture

Dentistry, medicine or veterinary science

Medical Science

019901

 

Medical Studies

060100

 

General Medicine

060101

 

Surgery

060103

 

Psychiatry

060105

 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

060107

 

Paediatrics

060109

 

Anaesthesiology

060111

 

Radiology

060115

 

Internal Medicine

060117

 

General Practice

060119

 

Medical Studies not elsewhere classified

060199

 

Dental Studies

0607

 

Veterinary Studies

0611

 

Agriculture

Agriculture

0501

 

Horticulture and Viticulture

0503

 

Forestry Sciences

0505

 

Fisheries Sciences

0507

 

Environmental Studies

0509

 

Other Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

0599

 

Pathology

060113

1.     Excluding clinical psychology, which is in cluster 4.

2.     Clinical psychology units of study are in Cluster 4 and are psychology units of study (Field of Education code 090701) that contribute to courses that are accredited for the purposes of professional registration by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists, the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, the APS College of Counselling Psychologists, the APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists, the APS College of Forensic Psychologists, the APS College of Health Psychologists, the APS College of Sport Psychologists or the APS College of Community Psychologists.

 


 

CHAPTER 8     ADVANCES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES

 

8.1         PURPOSE

 

8.1.1      The purpose of this chapter is to specify how advances in relation to expenditure of a provider for certain purposes are to be determined and the reductions in the amount of grant payable in the following three years if the Minister determines that an advance is payable under section 33-40 of the Act.

 

8.5         ADVANCES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES (section 33-40)

 

8.5.1      The Minister may determine advances of the grant to eligible providers for the following purposes:

a)    to assist providers with the cash-flow implications of restructuring;

b)    to implement adjustment arising from the specific effects on grants of Commonwealth policy change;

c)    to rationalise staffing levels, courses and infrastructure both within and between providers;

d)    to help secure genuine productivity improvements in the area of workplace reform;

e)    to implement explicit decisions to restructure the educational profile of a provider; and

f)     to achieve such other purposes as the Minister may determine. 

 

8.10       AMOUNTS

 

8.10.1    The total amount that the Minister may advance in a calendar year is specified by legislative instrument made under subsection 33-40(3A) of the Act.

 

8.15       CONDITIONS ON ADVANCES

 

8.15.1    An advance may be paid to a provider on such conditions as the Minister determines, including, but not limited to provision of information regarding the purposes and use to which the advance has been applied.

 

8.20       REPAYMENT OF THE ADVANCE

 

8.20.1   Reductions under subsection 33-40(4) in the amount of the grant payable to a provider under section 33-1 of the Act for each of the years (up to a maximum of three years) following the year in which the advance is made will be decided by the Minister.

 

8.20.5  In the years (up to a maximum of three years) following the year in which the advance is made to the provider under section 33-1 of the Act, the amount of the grant to the provider for a year will also be reduced by an amount (A) calculated in accordance with the following formula.

 

Formula: A = B – C

 

Where

 

B = the reduction in the amount of the grant for that year determined by the Minister indexed in accordance with Part 5-6 of the Act.

 

C = the reduction in the amount of the grant for that year determined by the Minister.

         

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 9     PERFORMANCE FUNDING GRANT AMOUNT – FACILITATION FUNDING

 

9.1     PURPOSE

 

9.1.1       This chapter outlines how the calculations for determining how the Facilitation Funding component of the Performance Funding grant amount will be worked out for 2011, 2012 and 2013 under subsection 33‑1(v) of the Act.

 

9.5     FACILITATION FUNDING ELIGIBILITY

 

9.5.1      A provider will eligible for Facilitation Funding if:

 

a)    the provider is a Table A provider; and

b)    the Minister has allocated a number of Commonwealth supported places to the provider for that year under section 30-10 of the Act; and

c)    the provider has entered into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth under section 30-25 of the Act in respect of that year (the 2011-2013 Compact period).

 

9.5.5      In order to receive Facilitation Funding in 2011, 2012 and 2013, providers must:

a)    inform the Commonwealth of strategies and goals for achieving the provider’s teaching and learning mission described under clause 4.7 of the provider’s 2011-13 Compact; and

b)    agree to the performance targets relating to specific Commonwealth goals contained in clause 4.14 of the provider’s 2011-13 Compact.

 

9.10   CALCULATION OF FACILITATION FUNDING

 

9.10.1    The Facilitation Funding available in a given year is comprised of the following two components:

 

a)    Basic Grant Amount component’ – the Facilitation Funding to be distributed based on provider shares of the Basic Grant Amount of the same year (section 33‑5 of the Act). In 2011 this component was $91,010,141. This amount will be indexed for 2012 and 2013 in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act. The ‘Basic Grant Amounts’ is the estimated Basic Grant Amount to be distributed in a given year as at 1 January of that year; and

 

b)    ‘Grants to Support National Institutes specified in the Other Grants Guidelines component’ – the Facilitation Funding to be distributed based on provider shares of the Grants to Support National Institutes specified in the Other Grants Guidelines amount of the same year (item 4 of subsection 41-10 of the Act). In 2011 this component was $3,229,213. This amount will be indexed for 2012 and 2013 in accordance with the method set out in Part 5-6 of the Act. In 2014 and later years the amount is nil. The ‘Grants to Support National Institutes specified in Other Grants Guidelines amount’ is the estimated Grants to Support National Institutes specified in Other Grants Guidelines amount to be distributed in a given year as at 1 January of that year.

 

 

 

 


9.10.5    The formula for calculating each provider’s Facilitation Funding payment in a given year is the sum of a) plus b) where:

 

 

a)    The Basic Grant Amount component is:

Where:

=

potential Basic Grant Amount component payable to provider i in a given year based on the provider’s share of the Basic Grant Amount of that year

A

=

The entire amount of the Basic Grant Amount component that is to be distributed in a given year (see clause 9.10 of these Guidelines)

=

the Basic Grant Amount to be distributed in a given year to provider i

=

the Basic Grant Amount to be distributed in a given year to provider k (where k is all providers that meet the eligibility criteria set out in clause 9.5 of these Guidelines)

=

the total Basic Grant Amount to be distributed in a given year to all providers that meet the eligibility criteria set out in clause 9.5 of these Guidelines

 

and

b)     The Grants to Support National Institutes specified in the Other Grants Guidelines component is:

Where:

=

potential Grants to Support National Institutes specified in the Other Grants Guidelines component payable to provider i in a given year based on the provider’s share of the Grants to Support National Institutes specified in Other Grants Guidelines of that year

C

=

The entire amount of the Grants to Support National Institutes specified in the Other Grants Guidelines component that is to be distributed in a given year (see clause 9.10 of these Guidelines)

=

the Grants to Support National Institutes specified in the Other Grants Guidelines to be distributed in a given year to provider i

=

the Grants to Support National Institutes specified in the Other Grants Guidelines to be distributed in a given year to provider k (where k is all providers that meet the eligibility criteria set out in clause 9.5 of these Guidelines)

=

the total Grants to Support National Institutes specified in the Other Grants Guidelines to be distributed in a given year to all providers that meet the criteria set out in clause 9.5 of these Guidelines

 

 


 

Notes to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012

Note 1

The Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012 (in force under section 238-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Table below.

 

Table of Instruments

 

 

Title

Date of FRLI registration

Date of commencement

Application, savings or transitional provisions

 

 

         Commonwealth Grant             13 December 2012       1 January 2013        Clause 4

         Scheme Guidelines 2012       (see F2012L02442)

 

         Amendment No. 1 to the        12 December 2013       13 December 2013      -

         Commonwealth Grant             (see F2013L02078)

         Guidelines 2012 (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Amendment No. 1 to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines 2012 (F2013L02078) was disallowed by the Senate on 17 March 2014.