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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 97

Question No. 178

Mr Blanchard asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 19 May 1983:

(1) How many students were (a) enrolled and (b) receiving full Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme allowances at those tertiary institutions where some students have been receiving such allowances, in each year from 1980 to 1983.

(2) How many students within the Electoral Division of Moore have been receiving (a) some allowance and (b) full benefits under the scheme, during the same years.

Mr Dawkins —The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) The total number of full time enrolments at universities, colleges of advanced education and technical and further education institutions, the number of students at these institutions receiving TEAS benefits and the number of students receiving the maximum rate of TEAS allowances are as follows:

1980 1981 1982

Full time enrolments* 233,920 238,840 250,449 TEAS recipients** 91,571 91,096 86,541 Students receiving maximum rate of TEAS allowances in the various categories of 'at home', 'away from home' and 'independent' 52,858 59,240 58, 121

* Enrolments are an estimate for 1982 since final figures for TAFE enrolments for that year are not yet available. The figures include enrolments in courses where TEAS is not relevant, for example higher degree courses. They do not however include enrolments in courses at some other institutions such as secretarial courses which are approved for TEAS.

** Figures include recipients in courses such as secretarial courses which are approved for TEAS.

(2) Available statistics on student assistance schemes do not allow a breakdown according to federal electorate whether on the basis of domicile or location of educational institution attended. There will, of course, be recipients of TEAS benefits whose home address is in the electorate of Moore and who are attending institutions elsewhere.

At the only tertiary institution in the electorate of Moore which has courses approved under TEAS, Carine Technical College, the numbers of students enrolled in courses who received assistance from 1980 to 1983 were 51 in 1980, 91 in 1981 and 100 in 1982. Information is not available however on the actual level of assistance received by these students. The proportion of students approved for TEAS on an Australia-wide basis receiving (a) partial allowances and (b) full benefits during the years 1980, 1981 and 1982 was:

1980 1981 1982

per cent per cent per cent (a) 42.3 35.0 32.8 (b) 57.7 65.0 67.2