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More Places for CQ Uni in $134M Package

More Uni student places a boon for CQ

A bold package to encourage and grow access to tertiary education for regional and remote students will benefit Central Queenslanders, says Capricornia MP, Michelle Landry. Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, said Coalition Government funding to increase the number of students at CQ University would be a major boost for local students and the local economy. Ms Landry said the Coalition Government was providing an additional $9.1 million over four years to increase the number of bachelor students at CQ University’s regional campuses, including Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns. CQ University will receive funding for an additional 165 bachelor places in 2019, increasing to 193 places from 2020 ongoing. “This is a great opportunity for CQ University to continue its work in growing and expanding its educational services, which is ultimately great news for students, families and businesses in Central Queensland.” Ms Landry said. “By offering more higher education opportunities locally we can retain our smart young people and also attract more students to the region to study. “If students can study locally it will greatly reduce the cost of attaining a higher education, while hosting more students will boost local businesses and the economy,” said Ms Landry. “We know the bulk of students who study in the regions, stay in the regions, and that’s good news for local workforce skills.” Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the Australian Government was committing an additional $92.5 million to support extra places at universities with a regional growth focus. “Funding for additional student places at regional universities was part of the Coalition Government’s additional $134.8 million commitment to regional and rural higher education, bringing the total additional new funding for regional higher education to almost $400 million over five years,” Mr Tehan said. “Our funding commitment will ensure that every Australian, no matter where they live,


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