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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Compiled from 2019 Australian Government Department of Education data, the Equity student participation in Australian higher education 2013–2018 briefing note reports on trends in undergraduate participation in Australian higher education across student equity groups.

Last year saw continued moderate growth in overall enrolments, with domestic undergraduate numbers hitting 764,652, up by 12.6 per cent over the five years since 2013.

Enrolments increased across all equity groups, with higher education participation by low socioeconomic status (SES) students, Indigenous students and students with disability showing particularly strong growth over the five-year period.

Read the full report: Equity student participation in Australian higher education 2013–2018