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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2324

Mr Kennedy asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

(1)   What (a) types and (b) levels of fees and charges were levied in each college of advanced education and institute of technology in 1971.

(2)   What sum was raised from fees and charges in (a) each institution and (b) all of these institutions in 1970.

(3)   What was the total recurrent income of (a) each institution and (b) all of these institutions in 1970, and what percentage of this income was from fees and charges.

Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   (a) The types of fees and charges levied by colleges of advanced education vary from institution to institution; in the college sector the following types of fees are found - teaching; laboratory; excursion; library; materials; examination; residential; student union, associations, and council; general service; sports association; other miscellaneous charges.

(b)   Information on the level of fees and charges levied by colleges of advanced education is available from college hand books. As the fee charging policies of the 43 colleges are diverse, even among similar types of institutions, I do not propose to set out this information in detail. - However, I have listed below details of teaching or tuition fees. The basis for this type of fee alone varies significantly - some colleges charge a fixed rate for years of a course while others have different rates for each year of a course; some colleges charge on the basis of subjects or units, other colleges charge according to the number of weekly hours of tuition; different rates sometimes apply for different types of courses (diploma, postdiploma, extension courses, etc.). The details below relate to the 1971 level of teaching fees normally payable for each year of a full-time diploma-type course; where the fee varies for each year of a course the average is given.



(2)   and (3) The information sought is not available. The requirements of the States Grants (Advanced Education) Acts are met by, certified statements from the States giving the final actual recurrent expenditures for each college. These statements have not yet been received for the large majority of colleges for 1970. The certified statements show the amount of fees and State contributions applied to advanced education purposes at a college; it is from this figure that the final level of Commonwealth grant attracted is calculated, lt is not necessary for the State to separate for any college the income from fees from the income contributed by the State.

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