HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE STATISTICS COLLECTION
Institutional Reporting and Analysis Unit
Higher Education Group
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Telephone (02) 6219 3420
This collection gathers revenue, expenditure, and financial performance data from Australian higher education providers (HEPs). Data are extracted from audited financial statements after the DEEWR Financial Statement Guidelines for Australian Higher Education Providers for the 2007 Reporting Period. Since 2004–05, these are prepared under the Australian equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards. Data as published are adjusted to align with the Guidelines.
Higher education providers covered by the provisions of the Higher Education Support Act 2003. Some 40 HEPs were in-scope of the 2007 collection.
Frequency of Collection
Method of Collection
Data are extracted from the audited Annual Financial Statements of in-scope HEPs. The statements are intended to meet the financial reporting requirements of both Australian Government and state or territory agencies.
The publication is released late in the year after the reference year.
Finance 2007: Financial Reports of Higher Education Providers. DEEWR, Canberra, freely available from the DEEWR website.
Information is published for Australia, all states and territories, and individual HEPs.
The publication and an Excel file of data tables are available on the DEEWR website.
Type of expenditure
Data has been collected since 1992. From 2005, financial statements have been prepared under the Australian equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards.