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  1. See Higher Education Contribution Scheme.
  2. The student 's contribution payable under the Higher Education Contribution Scheme.


Higher Education Advisory Committee.


Health and Family Services.


Human Resources.


(New South Wales) Higher School Certificate. See also Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.

Higher Education Contribution Scheme

(HECS) A funding arrangement whereby students pay part of the cost of their higher education and the Commonwealth government pays the rest.

Higher education

Post-secondary education offered by a university or other recognised higher education institution, or through Open Learning Australia, leading to the award of a degree or higher level qualification.

Hilmer Report

In full, National Competition Policy. The report (released in 1993) of the Independent Committee of Inquiry chaired by Professor Fred Hilmer, that recommended on the form, content and implementation of a national competition policy in all aspects of government services. In the vocational education and training sector, this resulted in the development of the open training market.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC)

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) aims to develop greater understanding and protection of human rights in Australia. The commission has a role in education and raising public awareness, policy and legislation, and administers a range of federal anti-discrimination laws in Australia, including:

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