Higher Education Staff Statistics Collection
University Statistics Section
Higher Education Division
Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
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.
Frequency of Collection
Method of Collection
Data on staff are collected by the HEP, and provided to DEST.
The publication is released in the year following the reference year.
Staff: Selected Higher Education Statistics. DEST, Canberra.
Information is published for Australia, states and territories, and individual HEPs.
Publications and data tables are available on the DEST website.
Current duties and classification details
Full-time equivalence details
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 DEST has reviewed the nature of information required and the timing of provision of the data.