UTas wins 1500 new places

A third university has secured an exemption from the government’s funding ceiling for undergraduate places, following abolition of the demand-driven system.

The University of Tasmania will receive $41.1m from this financial year to 2021-22 to fund 500 new sub bachelor places and 1000 on-going ones from 2019. It follows new money for student places to the University of the Sunshine Coast and Southern Cross U.

The UTas allocation is in a departmental response to a Senate Estimates question asked by Labor’s Jacinta Collins.

Other universities with urgent reasons why they should not be subject to the current cap on funding should form an orderly queue.


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