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.

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Building a stronger evidence base to support effective outreach strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Increasing impact and university participation
This Equity Fellowship focused on outreach programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and examines “what works” and what could be improved in these programs. Most universities are running outreach initiatives for Indigenous high school students. The study identified the need for improved post-camp engagement with students, as well as cultural aspects and Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum.
The great social divide: The reality of career advice for our disadvantaged youth
Research has found found that students who attend private schools and students from middle to high socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds have greater access to career information and are more likely to be directed toward university pathways when compared to students from low SES backgrounds, who are commonly directed towards VET and TAFE pathways.
Informing Policy and Practice V
The fifth volume in the Informing Policy and Practice series collates 21 reports from the NCSEHE Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants and Equity Fellows Programs.
Pathways or Goat Tracks – Non-ATAR University Entrance
This research report fills research gaps around how young people find out about pathways into further education and future careers, including alternative non-ATAR pathways into university and pathways to vocational education.
Aspirations, equity and higher education course choice: The path travelled
This NCSEHE funded research report led by Dr Felicia Jaremus examined which students realise their childhood aspirations, for what higher education courses, and why.
Equity implications of non-ATAR pathways: Participation, academic outcomes, and student experience
Findings from this report indicated that despite ATAR being the most common pathway to university, there has been a gradual decline in the number of students accessing university this way in the past 10 years.
Building a stronger evidence base to support effective outreach strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Increasing impact and university participation
Research shows Indigenous school students value the opportunity to build connections with their peers through university outreach camps, but more could be done to improve the delivery and evaluation of these programs.
Video resources on aspects of evaluation for university outreach practitioners working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
An informative collection of videos has been produced to support university outreach practitioners in evaluating programs for Indigenous students. The videos will also be useful for anyone who has an interest in evaluation of student equity initiatives in higher education more generally.
NCSEHE & EPHEA event wrap-up: World Access to Higher Education Day Australasia #WAHED2021
The NCSEHE and Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) welcomed nearly 200 participants from Australia and New Zealand for World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) Australasia 2021.
Introducing the 'Indigenous Success: Doing it, Thinking it, Being it' podcast series
The Indigenous Success: Doing it, Thinking it, Being it podcast series is designed for university outreach practitioners working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It is also for anyone who has an interest in student equity and success in higher education.