This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education administration of the Research Block Grant schemes.
The department's performance was assessed against the following criteria:
- the schemes are effectively planned and administered;
- the processes and systems used for calculating and distributing funds reflect the allocation criteria specified for each scheme; and
- compliance with scheme guidelines is monitored and scheme performance and contribution to the broader goals of the RBG program is assessed.