HIGHER EDUCATION STAFF STATISTICS COLLECTION
Higher Education Group
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Telephone (02) 6240 8111
The collection gathers information on staff involved in the provision of higher education at in-scope Higher Education Providers (HEPs), and provides data on the number, full-time equivalence, classification, and functions of staff.
HEPs covered by the provisions of the Higher Education Support Act 2003.
Snapshot as at 31 March of the reference year for full-time and fractional full-time staff, but calendar year full-time equivalence for casual staff only.
Frequency of Collection
Method of Collection
Data on staff are collected by the HEP, and provided to DEEWR.
The publication is released in the year following the reference year.
Staff: Selected Higher Education Statistics. DEEWR, Canberra, freely available from the DEEWR website.
Information is published for Australia, states and territories, and individual HEPs.
Publications and data tables are available on the DEEWR website. An aggregated dataset (as a zipped file) and metadata links are provided.
Current duties and classification details
Full-time equivalence details
State or territory
The collection of higher education statistics in the current format commenced in 1987. In 1989 a number of significant changes to the collection were made, resulting from the introduction of HECS. Since that time DEEWR has reviewed the nature of information required and the timing of provision of the data.