The Australian Centre for Student Equity and Success acknowledges Indigenous peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated. With a history spanning 60,000 years as the original educators, Indigenous peoples hold a unique place in Australia. We recognise the importance of their knowledge and culture, and reflect the principles of participation, equity, and cultural respect in our work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future, and consider it an honour to learn from our Indigenous colleagues, partners, and friends.

Data Program

At ACSES, we are committed to increasing access to and the quality of higher education student equity data and reporting in Australia.

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Program overview

The mission of the ACSES Data Program is to increase access to and the quality of higher education student equity data and reporting in Australia. This will be achieved by consolidating student equity data sources nationwide and leveraging this data to generate valuable insights into student equity.

Undergraduate Equity Groups

All data reported are sourced from the Australian Government Department of Education’s Higher Education Student Data Collection.


This tool enables you to compare the data at national, state/territory, and institutional levels across seven key indicators:

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Access (commencing enrolments and share)
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Participation (enrolments and share)
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Retention (rate)
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Success (rate)
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Six-Year Completion (share)
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Collect data

We will develop and maintain a higher education equity data repository that consolidates equity data from around Australia.

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Analysis and reporting

We will use higher education equity data to improve equity reporting and insights through the development of new data products.

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Effect change

By providing the most up-to-date data we can ensure best practice to help shape the national conversation around student equity