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Wednesday, 2 May 1973
Page: 1632

Mr Mathews (CASEY, VICTORIA) asked the Minister for Education, upon notice:

(1)   What (a) number and (b) percentage of students (i) offered and (ii) accepting Commonwealth University Scholarships in the most recent year for which information is available spent their final year of secondary education in (A) government, (B) Catholic and (C) other non-government schools.

(2)   What (a) number and (b) percentage of the students in each system (i) applied for and (ii) were offered scholarships in (A) each State and Territory and (B) the Commonwealth.

Mr Beazley (FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Education) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Information in the detail requested by the honourable member does not form part of the regular statistical collections of my Department. However, as the result of a special survey which my Department conducted last year, some information is available on the numbers' of students from government and nongovernment schools offered Open Entrance Commonwealth . University scholarships first tenable in 1972. This shows:.

(1)   Number of students, by type of school, offered 1972 Open Entrance Commonwealth University scholarships:

(2)   A Number of students offered 1972 Open Entrance Commonwealth University scholarships, and

B These offers as a percentage of enrolments in the final year of secondary schooling in 1971, by State and type of school attended.


The total number of students enrolled In the final secondary year in 1971 was 68,432.

The number of applicants for 1972 Open Entrance awards was 51,553 or 75.3 per cent of these enrolments.

The number offered awards was 11,590 or 16.9 per cent of the enrolments.

The number who accepted these offers was 8,730 or 12.8 per cent of the enrolments.

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