Release type: Media Release


Helping guide disadvantaged students towards higher education


The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education

Indigenous, low socio-economic status, and regional and remote Australians will receive better support to get the skills they need to secure jobs and build careers.

The Morrison Government is providing $772,955 to fund four projects to better support students engage in higher education and understand their career options.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the projects would help ensure that every Australian had the opportunity to reach their full potential.

"These projects will deliver toolkits and practical information to help guide Indigenous, low socio-economic status, and regional and remote Australians through their study and career options," Mr Tehan said.

"They will also support professional development opportunities for career advisors to increase awareness of the support and information available to help students.

"Our Government’s significant investment in higher education needs to be shared across the nation. We are already providing $650 million under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program to improve access to undergraduate courses for people from low socio-economic status backgrounds.

"The projects are funded through the Government’s $4.5 million National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, which provides national leadership in student equity in higher education."

Theme – Key influencers of low SES, low SES regional and low SES Indigenous students
Project Title

Lead university

Partner university

Co-designing toolkits for key influencers of student choice

La Trobe University

University of Melbourne

Informing key influencers of low SES regional, rural and remote students’ education and career pathway choices: a whole of community approach

University of Tasmania

University of Wollongong

Theme – Higher education careers and pathways advice for low SES, low SES regional and low SES Indigenous students
Higher education careers advice for low SES students, including low SES Indigenous students and low SES regional, rural and remote students

University of Wollongong

University of Tasmania

Macquarie University

University of NSW

Australian Catholic University

University of Canberra

Ameliorating disadvantage: creating accessible, efficacious and equitable careers and study information for low SES students

Curtin University

University of Western Australia