Universities Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of country on which our members operate. We celebrate the culture and knowledge that Indigenous Australians continue to safeguard for future generations.
Higher education continues to unlock employment and economic advancement for all Australians. This is especially so for Indigenous university graduates, who typically outperform their non-Indigenous peers in labour market outcomes – meaning there is no employment gap for university graduates.
During the past decade, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people pursuing a university education in Australia has more than doubled. However, disadvantaged groups such as Indigenous and regional Australians remain underrepresented in university participation and attainment.