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Briefing Note written by Paul Koshy, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

Introduction

This NCSEHE briefing note reports on domestic undergraduate equity student participation in Australian higher education from 2013 to 2018. It focuses on trends among domestic undergraduate enrolments in Table A Provider institutions in identified equity groups:

  • Low socioeconomic status (Low SES) students
  • Students with Disability
  • Indigenous students
  • Women in Non-Traditional Areas (WINTA) students
  • Regional students
  • Remote students
  • Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) students, also referred to as ‘Culturally and Linguistically Diverse’ (CALD) students.

All student data reported or derived for the purposes of this document are sourced from the Australian Government Department of Education (Australian Government Department of Education, 2019).

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