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Supporting rural, mature-aged nursing & allied health students: An interdisciplinary collaboration to build the rural health workforce
Research finds greater university and broad scale support is needed in attracting, supporting and retaining rural, mature-aged nursing and allied health students.
Housing matters: Understanding the housing experiences of undergraduate regional, rural and remote students living outside the family home
The study sought to identify constraining and enabling factors for RRR tertiary students’ educational participation in relation to housing, and to identify specific housing challenges faced by students who experience multiple forms of disadvantage.
Equity is no longer an option - it's an imperative
This article outlies why equity needs to be squarely at the centre of economic and educational policy.
Not there yet: An Investigation into the Access and Participation of Students from Humanitarian Refugee Backgrounds in the Australian Higher Education System
This report reviews the literature and analyses enrolment data from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and also refers to Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), with a view to contributing to discussions about the future directions in policy and action, including the development of targeted outreach and engagement programs for refugee background students.
Understanding Evaluation for Equity Programs: A guide to effective program evaluation
This guide is intended to help equity practitioners — particularly those who lack experience or confidence in program evaluation — to develop effective evaluation strategies for their programs. It is intended to complement existing institutional guidelines on evaluation, and acts as an initial introduction rather than a definitive guide to the subject.
Trends in Student Enrolments for Australian Bachelor Degrees: Is the present growth strategy sustainable?
In this paper we report on the enrolment trends for domestic and overseas students, principally at the bachelor degree level, since this is the area of primary focus for the policy reform.
The First Year Experience in Australian Universities: Findings from two decades, 1994 - 2014
This report provides an analysis of trends over a twenty year period in the attitudes and experiences of first year students in Australian universities. It is based on the national survey of first year students undertaken by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at five-yearly intervals since 1994.
Families, Incomes and Jobs, Volume 9: A Statistical Report on Waves 1 to 11 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey is a nationally representative panel study of Australian households. The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. This is the ninth volume of the Annual Statistical Report of the Survey, examining data from the first 11 waves of the study, which were conducted between 2001 and 2011.
Discussion Paper: Critical Interventions Framework
This report presents a Critical Interventions Framework designed to assist in advancing equity in Australian higher education.  The purpose of the framework is to assist in identifying the characteristics and foci of initiatives and strategies that are most effective and to contribute to a better understanding of how activities and resources can be best targeted to generate positive outcomes.