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. PROGRAMS OF THE TERTIARY EDUCATION

COMMISSION FOR 1979-81

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION .

. SENATOR THE HONOURABLE J. L. GARRICK '

In September I tabled volume 2 of the Tertiary

Education Commission’s Report for 1979-81 which contained

recommended financial allocations in respect of 1979 in

response to the Government's guidelines for 1979 to 1981.

The Commission has since submitted recommended financial

allocations for recurrent expenditure for the remaining two·

years of the triennium.

For the information of honourable Senators I

table the recommended allocations for 1980 and 1981.

■ The Government has considered the recommendations

and I now wish to announce its decisions= .

. I turn first to the Government's decisions on grants

for. 1979.

Grants for 1979

• The Government has accepted the Commission’s financial

recommendations for 1979 for universities, colleges of advanced

education and TAFE institutions as outlined in Volume 2 of its

Report for 1979-81. ' . '

A re-assessment of the 1978 capital program by the

Tertiary Education Commission revealed that a number of major

new projects had fallen well behind .their scheduled starting

dates. For this r eason, the Government has decided to defer

$5m expenditure from the 1978 capital program until the 1979

program. This amount will be added to the 1979 capital

program to be available in the second half of the year. The

additional projects to take up these funds have been recommen­

ded by the Commission. Details of the projects and the funds

they will attract are set out in an attachment to this

statement. The forward costs of these projects will be ab­

sorbed within the total capital program for universities and

colleges in subsequent years. · ·

2.

. In the following table I have set out the base level

of funds to be provided in.1979. The figures reflect adjustments

arising out of the Government8 s decision on the additional $5m

for capital projects. . · ' · ■ . ■

$m (December 1977 cost levels) .

Recurrent Equipment Capital Total

Universities 640.50 28.00 19.25 687.75

CAE's 410.42 15.55 37.28 . 463.25

Universities and

CAE's . 1050.92 43.55 . 56.53 1151.00

TAPE . 50.00 - _ 66.50* 116.50

TOTAL 1100.92** 43.55 . 123.03 1267.50

• *Includes a small allowance for equipment.

. **includes $180,000 for evaluative studies.

Grants for 1980 and 1981 .

The Government has accepted.the Commission's recommen­

ded allocations for 1980 and 1981 for universities and

colleges, which have been based on the guidelines undertaking

that the base programs of recurrent grants excluding equipment

should be maintained at the same.level in real terms as that

approved for 1979. .

The Commission has drawn up allocations for each

university for 1980 and 1981 but there has not yet been .

sufficient time for it to draw up allocations for each college.

Consequently the allocations for colleges in respect of 1980

and 1981 are shown on a State by State basis only at this

stage. . .

As the guidelines indicated, the base programs for

TAPE for 1980 and 1981 will be determined by the Government

after consideration of the Report of the Williams Committee

of Inquiry into Education and Training, which is expected soon.

Legislation . .

Legislation to appropriate grants to the States for

the three tertiary sectors for 1979 will be introduced into the

Parliament shortly, for passage during the Budget sittings. The

3.

legislation will also incorporate the approved grants for

universities for 1980 and 1981. Recurrent grants (other than

equipment grants) for colleges of advanced education will be

covered by amendments to the. legislation which will be intro­

duced during the 1979 Autumn sittings, following consideration

of recommendation's from the Commission.

. Finally, Mr. President, I seek leave to incorporate

in Hansard, tables summarising the financial details of the

tertiary education programs now approved by the Government.

SUMMARY TERTIARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

EXPENDITURE PROGRAMS

. $m (December 1977 cost levels)

1978 1979

Universities

' · Recurrent ^ D

Capital

© Total

Colleges of Advanced Education

. Recurrent (^ )

Capital Total

Technical and Further Education

Recurrent . Capital Total . ·

Total Tertiary

, Recurrent . .

: Capital

Total

664,00 25 ό SO 689,80

422,40 54,80 477,20'

46,00 51.60 97.60

668,50 19,25 687.75*

425.97 37,28 463.25

50.00 66,50 116.50

(2 )

1132.40 1144.47 χ

132,2 0 ^1 2 3 > 123,03(3; 1264.60 1267.50

(1) Includes Equipment .

(2) . Includes $180,000 for evaluative studies

(3) Takes into account the transfer of $5m capital in

respect of universities and colleges of advanced education, from 1978 to 1979.

TERTIARY EDUCATION COMMISSION EXPENDITURE P R O G R ® ' FOR 1979

VDecember 1977 cost levels)

$m

N.S.W. VIC. Q'LD. S.A. W. A, TAS. ■A.C.T.

Not

Allocated

TOTAL

UNIVERSITIES

Recurrent^- " Capital Total

229.41 156.57

8.00 3.03

237.41 159.60

81.60 4.34 85.94

57.74 1.36 59.10

48.02 1.40 49.42

18.20 0.30 18.50

76.96 0.52 77.48

2

0.30 0.30

668.50 19.25 687.75

COLLEGES OF ADVANCED EDUCATION

Recurrent1 2 3 4 · 100.64 143.85 59.65 41.49 47.82 11.12:: 14.30 7.10

Capital . 11.98 13.70 3.50 2.50 2.10 2.90 0.60 -

Total 112.62 157.55 63.15 43.99 49.92 14.02 14.90 7.10

425.97 37.28 463.25

TECHNICAL AND FURTHER EDUCATION

6

Recurrent 19.61 12.65 5.53 5,38 5.08 1.75 — —

Capital 20.02 15.10 14.89 8.40 6.19 1.90 — —

Total 39.63 27.75 20.42 13.78 11.27 3.65 - . - .

TOTAL TERTIARY5 6

Recurrent 349.66 .313.07 146.78 104.61 100.92 31.07 91.26 7.10

Capital 40.00 31.83 22.73 12.26 9.69 5.10 1.12 0.30

Total 389.66 344.90 169.51 116.87 110.61 36.17 92.38 7.40

50.00 66.50 116.50

1144.47 123.03 1267.50

1 Includes equipment. ■

2 Provision for project design. . .

3 Includes provision for Australian Maritime College.

4 Provision for student residential accommodation,,advanced education courses in TAPE institutions, special initiatives in TAPE teacher education, and non-government teachers' colleges eligible for partial financial assistance.

5 Includes $180,000 for evaluative studies.

6 ACT TAPE programs funded separately from the TEC.

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ADDITIONAL GRANTS FOR

CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR 1979

(December. 1977 Cost Levels)

INSTITUTION PROJECT VALUE OF

PROJECT

1979 CASH ALLOCATION

$000 $000

UNIVERSITIES

New South Wales Australian Graduate

School of Management building 5,500 1,500

Griffith . Lecture theatre 750 750

COLLEGES OF ADVANCED EDUCATION .

Newcastle College of . Advanced Education Art building - 1,200 ; . 900

The New South Wales Institute of Technology

Provision of Union facilities within Building I 1,500 750

Bendigo College of Advanced Education Library/Union building, Stage 2 . 3,100 . 900

Royal Melbourne ^H^stitute of x^chnology

Commencement of con­ struction of Union '

facilities . 4,460 200

5,000

RECURRENT"-. EXPENDITURE PROGRAM FOR 1980 - UNIVERSITIES & COLLEG||| OF ADVANCED EDUCATION

' ember 1977 Cost L e v e l s )

$m .

. · · . N.S.W. VIC. . . Q'LD. S . A. W.A. T A S . AoC.T.

. Not

Allocated

TOTAL

UNIVERSITIES • 220.12 150.78 ’ 78.45 54.92 46.36 17.62 72.25 — 640.50

COLLEGES OF ADVANCED EDUCATION ' 96.65 137.95 57.37 40.26 46.39 10.9 0 2 13.80 7.103 410.42

TOTAL 316.77 288.73 135.82 95.18 92.75 28.52 86.05 7.10 1050.92

RECURRENT1 EXPENDITURE PROGRAM FOR 1981 -(December

UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES OF

1977 Cost L e v e l s )

$m

ADVANCED EDUCATION .

.

N.S.W. VIC. Q'LD. S . A. W.A. TAS. A.C.T.

Not

Allocated

TOTAL '

UNIVERSITIES 220.35 150.60 78.72 54.74 46.35 . 17.59 72.15. - ■ 640.50

COLLEGES OF ADVANCED EDUCATION 96.65 138.00 57.82 40.38 46.52 10.902 13.80

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6.35 410.42

TOTAL · 317.00 288.60 136.54 95.12 92.87 28.49 85.95 6.35 . 1050.92

1 Excludes

2 Includes

equipment·

provision for Australian Maritime C o l l e g e .

3 Provision for student residential accommodation, advanced education courses in TAPE institutions, special initiatives for TAFE teacher education, and non-government t eachers1 colleges eligible for partial financial assistance.

STUDY LEAVE IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF ADVANCED EDUCATION

' STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION SENATOR THE- HONOURABLE J. L. CARRICK .

For the information of honourable Senators I present

the final report of the Tertiary Education Commission on study

leave in universities and colleges of advanced education.

. Honourable Senators will recall that in May, I

tabled a draft report by the Tertiary Education Commission

on study leave. I agreed to the release of the report in

draft form so that institutions, organisations and other in­

terested parties would have the opportunity to comment before

firm recommendations were made.

In the preparation of its final report the Commission

has considered the comments, which have been offered from many

sources, about the draft report. The result has been that,

whilst the broad principles established in the draft report

have been endorsed, the Commission has varied the details

of its draft recommendations. '

The Commission has recommended that the existing study

leave schemes in universities and colleges should be revised.

The Commission's recommendations have been framed against a

background of the growth and development that has taken place

in Australian higher education institutions since the war.

The Commission has also been concerned t h a t , given the general

economies which universities and colleges have been making,

more staff should remain on campus and concentrate on their

teaching responsibilities so that an undue share of the economies

does not fall on the students.

. To maintain the quality of Australian.higher.education

institutions and research, the Government has accepted the

Commission's view that continuing opportunity should be avail­

able for study leave for those staff who require regular con­

tact with overseas scholarship, research and .

professional experience. The Government has accepted the

recommendations in the Commission's final report and expects y.-V· _ ,

universities and colleges of advanced education to modify

their study leave arrangements so as to conform with the

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Commission's recommendations from 1 January 1979. The specific

effects of the Commission's recommendations are as follows:

.' In future, study leave should be more selective - it will not

be automatic but should be based on the needs of the

institution, the nature of the project proposed and the

capacity of t h e ' ' staff member to make effective use of i t .

. The maximum limit on study leave should be 7 percent of

available man years for universities and 5 percent for

colleges of advanced education.

. Study leave should in future be restricted to members

. of the academic staff. ·

. In general, individual absences on study leave should be

restricted to periods of not greater than 6 months.

. The present emphasis on overseas study leave should be reduced.

. Thfe use of study leave as the. means of upgrading academic

qualifications should be eliminated.

. There should be greater accountability on the part of

individual staff members and institutions.

The Government has asked the Commission to report annually

on the application of its recommendations.

The Government expects savings from these reforms to emerge

in the following estimated amounts: $1.Om in 1979 and

$1.5m in 1980 and in 1981. There will be no reduction in .

the funding of tertiary institutions as an offset to these

savings. H o w e v e r , the Government desires institutions not

to absorb the savings in their general expenditure but to

reserve these against possible emerging demands arising

Out of the Williams Committee Report or other Government .

initiatives. · '

TERTIARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

RECURRENT GRANTS FOR UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF ADVANCED EDUCATION FOR I960 AND 1981

' · . In Volume 2 of its Report for 1979-81 Triennium

the Commission indicated that it intended to formulate detailed recommendations for recurrent grants, other than equipment grants, for 1980 and 1981 for the university and advanced education sectors "as soon as the- Government had made its decision on the Commission's recommendations for .

1979 so that universities and advanced education'authorities can commence planning.for the full triennium. '. '

After taking into account advice received from the Universities Council and the Advanced Education Council, the Commission has determined the allocation of recurrent funds for the university and advanced education sectors for 1980 and 1981 based on the assumption that the Government approves the Commission's recommendations for 1979.

In accordance with the Guidelines for the 1979-81 triennium, the aggregate of funds for recurrent grants, other than equipment grants, for the two sectors for 1980 and 1981 has been maintained at the same level in real terms as that approved for 1979; the Commission has not varied the distribution of the total of funds between the two sectors

frum that recommended for 1979. .

' . The Commission's recommendations for recurrent expenditure for 1980 and 1981 for the university and advanced education sectors are set out in the attached tables. The recommendations are by institution for universities and by States for colleges of advanced education = The Commission will recommend institutional allocations for the advanced

education sector in time for the grants to-be incorporated into States Grants legislation when that legislation is before Parliament for amendment during the 1979 Autumn Sittings.

Tertiary Education Commission

27 September 1973

RECOMMENDED RECURRENT'CRAfviTS rnR UNIVERSITIES FDR 193D (December QuorV.cr 1977 Cost Levels-) -

University

General Recurrent

Special Research

Teach ini) . Hospitals Residences^ Total k |

• ■ $ 1000 ' $'000 S'000 $ ' 000 $'000 |

Sydney • 70,545 755 .322 270 71,692

Ret,f South Wales ■ 60,660 ■ 670 309 ■215 ' . 69,854

'Μου England ■ 21', 545 ■ 160 * . ' 320 ' 22,025

Rovicastio · 18,240 115 20 40 . 16,415

Macquarie . . V 26,535 ' ' 205 . , • . 70. •25,810

Wollongong ' ' 11,015 65 • · • 45 11,125

NEW SOUTH WALES . 216,540 1,970 651 ' 960 220,121

«^Melbourne . ■ - 60,305 770 337 . 450 61,862

IPvinnash 49,845 595 . 199 210 . 50,849

La Trobo ' 25,735 200 Z 160 26.095

"Deak.in . 11,925 30 • » • 20 11,975

VICTORIA 147,010 1,595 . 536 ' 840 · · • 150,701

Queensland ■ 56,955 585 226 - 365 55,131

Dames Cook .11,010 ' '60 6 · 125 ■ 11,195

Griffith ' 9,075 45 ° e . . 9,120

QUEENSLAND 77,040 690 226 ' 490 . 73 ;44 6

Adelaide . . 36,825 500 205 115 ■ .37,545

flinders 17,090 . n o 52 • 25 17,277

SOUTH AUSTRALIA ' 53,315 61D 257 ' 140 54,922

W e s t e r n Australia 34,775 255 . 110 210 35-, 350

Murdoch 10,965 50. * · • · 11,015

WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 45,740 ■ 305 110 210 46,365

.Tasmania . 17,335 115 55 110 17,615

ALL STATES. . 553,380 5,235 1 , 035 ; .2,750. 568·,25G

'Australian National 72,000 ... .. 250 ■ ' 72,250

AUSTRALIA . . 630,360 5,285 1,635 . 3,000 640,500

(a ) Estimates.

RECUMFODLi.) ΓίECUf\IvCI;'vT GRANTS TOR UNIVERSITIES FDR 1Q81 (December Quarter 1977 Gout Levels) .

University

General Recurrent

Special Research

Teaching Hospitals Residences^ ' Total

Sydney ■ 70,410 755 322 270 . 71,757

f \ !eu. South Wales · • 68,625 . 670 309 215 ' 69,819

Neu E ngland ■ 21,545 160' o e 320 22,025 .

No teenstie . . ' 1 0 i420 115 40 40 ■ 18,615

Macquarie. . •26,440 ' 205 t o 7.0 . 26,715

Wollongong ' 11,315 65 • · 45 11,425

NEW SOUTH WALES 216,755 1,970 671 960 220,356

Melbourne · · . 60,190 770 337' .

■ 450 61,747

|Monash 49,660 595 199- 210 (50,664

La Trobe · ' ■ 25,640 200 160 26,000

Doakin ’ . .12,140 30 • · 20 12,190

VICTORIA 147,630 1,595 . 535 840 - 150,601

Queensland 56,955 585 226- 365 58,131

James Cock 11,100 60 . • ♦ 125 11,285

.Griffith - 9,255 45 • · • · 9,300

QUEENSLAND 77,310 690 226 490 78,716

Adelaide 36,69.5 500 205 115 . 37,515

Flinders " 17,035 110 52 25 17,222

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 53,730 . 610 257 140 54,737

P a s t e r n Australia 34,710 . 255 .110 210 35,255

Murdoch · 11,015 ' 50 ° · • ° 11,065

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 45,725 ' 305 110 210 46,350

;Tasmania 17,310 115 55 110 17,590

ALL STATES 558,460 5,285 1,855 2, 750 558,350

'Australian National 71,900 « e , o · 250 ' 72,150

AUSTRALIA 630,360 5,285 1,855 3, 000 640,500

(a) Estimates.

EARMARKED G R A M S INCLUDED IN GENERAL RECURRENT GRANTS RECOMMENDED FOR ' · 1900 AND 1901

U f! i \/ e r s i t y - Purpose

1900 1981

$000 $000

Sydney General Development Grant ' 475 475

Neu South Wales Australian Graduate

of Management, for ' and research

School teaching . A , 325 1,4 35

General Development Grant 450 450

Newcastle School of Medicine, for

teaching and research ■ 2,074 2,318

Melbourne General Development Grant . 400 400

Queensland General Development Grant . 375 '375

Adelaide General Development Grant 250 250

Western Australia General Development Grant 250 250

Tasmania . General ■Development' Grant 200 200

• RECURRENT GRANTS RECOMMENDED FOR

COLLEGES OF ADVANCED EDUCATION, 1980 AND 1981

(December Quarter 1977 Cost Levels)

State Amount

. 1980 1981

$000 . ■ $000

New South Wales 96,650 · 96,650

Victoria ' 137,950 138,000

Queensland . . 57,370 57,820

South Australia 40,260 - ' 40,385

Western Australia ' . ■ 46,390 46,515

Tasmania . .8,700 .8,700

A.CoT. . 13,800 13,800

. ■ : " · ■

401,120 401,870

Australian Maritime College 2,200 2,200

Student Residential Accommodation ) Special Initiatives for TAPE )

• Teacher Education · ' ) 1,850 1,100

Advanced Education Courses in TAPE Institutions 3,450 3,450

Non-Government Teachers Colleges Eligible for Partial Financial

•

Assistance . 1,800 1,800

Total - Australia 410,420 410,420