The Expert Panel for Performance-Based Funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme has been appointed to provide advice to the Minister for Education on the design and implementation of performance-based funding for universities. Among the matters the panel will consider are the following: • The appropriate performance measures to be used for assessing performance and their weighting • How to address the disparity in attainment rates across Australia • How to create incentives that genuinely encourage improved performance, so that performance-based funding does not become a “tick-box” exercise or an unattainable goal • How to account for the varied missions and strengths of different providers, including regional providers • Evidence from international examples of performance-based funding • Optional processes and timeframes for the ongoing setting and evaluation of individual university targets.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

    19 January 2019

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Wellings CBE 19 January 2019 30 June 2019
Member Prof. Rufus Black 19 January 2019 30 June 2019
Member Prof. Greg Craven AO 19 January 2019 30 June 2019
Member Prof. Dawn Freshwater 19 January 2019 30 June 2019
Member Prof. Sandra Harding 19 January 2019 30 June 2019
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