Commonwealth Grant Scheme

The Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) provides funding to eligible higher education providers for students enrolling in bachelor degrees and other higher education courses of study ‘designated’ by the Minister for Tertiary Education.

Public universities determine the number of students they enrol in bachelor level courses (excluding medicine) and receive funding for these places.

For designated courses of study, the Australian Government provides funding to public universities for an agreed number of Commonwealth supported places in a given year. Designated courses of study include non-research postgraduate courses, medicine, enabling courses and courses of study leading to a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree.

Other higher education providers may also be allocated funding for Commonwealth supported places.

Under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme providers may receive additional funding to support delivery in regional locations; for courses of study in medicine; and for enabling courses (recognising that providers cannot charge Commonwealth supported students a student contribution amount for enabling courses). 

CGS Funding Agreements

Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, a higher education provider may only receive Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding if it has entered into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth pursuant to section 30-25 of the Act. Section 30-28 of the Act requires that a copy of each funding agreement is published on the Departmental website.

2013 CGS Funding Agreements

To view each provider’s 2013 CGS Funding Agreement, click the relevant link below:

Australian Catholic University | Swinburne University of Technology |
The Australian National University | Tabor College Adelaide |
Avondale College | Tabor College Victoria |
Central Queensland University | The University of Adelaide |
Charles Darwin University | University of Ballarat |
Charles Sturt University | University of Canberra |
Christian Heritage College | The University of Melbourne |
Curtin University of Technology | University of New England |
Deakin University | University of New South Wales |
Edith Cowan University University of Newcastle |
The Flinders University of South Australia | The University of Notre Dame Australia |
Griffith University | The University of Queensland |
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE | University of South Australia |
James Cook University | University of Southern Queensland |
La Trobe University | The University of Sydney |
Macquarie University | University of Tasmania |
Monash University | University of Technology, Sydney |
Murdoch University | University of the Sunshine Coast |
Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE | The University of Western Australia |
Queensland University of Technology | University of Western Sydney |
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology | University of Wollongong |
Southern Cross University | Victoria University |

 

2012 CGS Funding Agreements

To view each provider’s 2012 CGS Funding Agreement, click the relevant link below:

Australian Catholic University Swinburne University of Technology
The Australian National University Tabor College Adelaide
Avondale College Tabor Victoria
Central Queensland University The University of AdelaideB
Charles Darwin University University of Ballarat
Charles Sturt University University of Canberra
Christian Heritage College The University of Melbourne
Curtin University of Technology University of New England
Deakin University University of New South Wales
Edith Cowan University University of Newcastle
The Flinders University of South Australia The University of Notre Dame Australia
Griffith University The University of Queensland
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE University of South Australia
James Cook University University of Southern Queensland
La Trobe University The University of Sydney
Macquarie University University of Tasmania
Monash University University of Technology, Sydney
Murdoch University University of the Sunshine Coast
Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE The University of Western Australia
Queensland University of Technology University of Western Sydney
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University of Wollongong
Southern Cross University Victoria University

Useful Links

Administering area

Higher Education Funding Brach

Higher Education Division

For enquiries email: cgs@innovation.gov.au

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