The Federal Government identifies specific groups of students that have been and who are still under represented in higher education in comparison with their proportion of the population. These groups are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- People with disabilities
- People from a non-English speaking background
- People from regional and remote areas
- People from low socio-economic backgrounds
- Students experiencing educational disadvantage associated with gender.
Southern Cross University aims to encourage and support the access and participation of students who are under represented in higher education by offering specifically targeted programs. These include admission schemes, outreach programs targeted at regional and rural schools, A University wide student mentoring program and equity scholarships.
For Student enquiries please click on the link to: Disability and Equity Services
Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program(HEPPP)
The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) provides funding to providers to undertake activities and implement strategies that improve access to undergraduate courses for people from low SES backgrounds and improve their retention and completion rates.The HEPPP aims to encourage and assist providers to meet the Commonwealth Government's ambition that, by 2020, 20 per cent of domestic undergraduate students must be from low SES backgrounds.
Updated: 30 May 2013