The provision of higher education remains the central focus of all Australian universities, and between them the 39 Universities Australia members enrol over 1 million students each year across a range of programs from doctorates to short uncredited community education courses.
Universities Australia has a role to play in creating a policy environment that:
- supports students’ ability to succeed in their study without suffering adverse effects from their financial situation,
- enables students to move seamlessly into higher education from many pathways,
- enables universities to offer a variety of modes of study, and
- enables universities to offer academic and non-academic student experiences that enhance a student’s chances of success.
Representative Student Organisations
Universities Australia does not directly support students.
Students in Australia have three peak organisations dedicated to their support and welfare. They are:
Additionally, individual universities have their own student representative bodies. Contact details for them can be found on institutional websites.