2004 – Inquiry into Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3)

21 May 04

Attachment: CAPA Submission

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations is pleased to respond to the Inquiry into the Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No.3) 2004. In this submission we limit our response to Subsection 16-20 (1) of the Bill, which seeks to add Melbourne University Private Limited (MUPL) to the list of Table B Providers under the Higher education Support Act 2003 (HESA), making it eligible to receive Commonwealth funding.

The main issues we wish to raise here concern: the interests of MUPL’s postgraduates; MUPL’s status as a university; MUPL’s ability to access Commonwealth funding in the form of grants and other funding, and Australia’s continued good reputation within the international higher education community.