Policy Submissions

Income Support for Domestic Postgraduates in Australia: Discussion Paper

17 Oct 18

Download: Income support discussion paper – October 2018
In this discussion paper, The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) argues that income support should be extended to all domestic postgraduate research and coursework students enrolled at Australian public universities.

CAPA’s recommendations are:

❖ Recommendation 1: That income support be expanded to domestic students of all postgraduate coursework degrees, subject to means testing of the student.
❖ Recommendation 2: That income support be established for domestic students of all research degrees who are not receiving an RTP scholarship or another scholarship of an equivalent or higher amount, subject to means testing of the student.
❖ Recommendation 3: That RTP PhD stipends be extended to a minimum of 4 years and Masters by Research stipends to no less than 2 years.