Engaging in a tertiary education at an institution of their choice should be an option for all Australian students who have the ability, ambition, motivation and aspiration to pursue their goals regardless of their socio-economic status, geographic location or circumstances.
Rural and remote students continue to be under-represented at tertiary level and have lower participation and completion rates compared to their metropolitan counterparts. The high cost of relocation, including transport, upfront and ongoing living expenses, distance from university and inability to be able to live at home, access to financial assistance and accommodation availability and affordability are all challenges that result in the under-representation and in turn influences tertiary education aspirations, access, retention and success of rural and remote tertiary students.
Motions passed at Federal Conference are actioned by Federal Council. Prior to the next conference a Conference Motion Update is released to update members on the actions and developments pertaining to all motions. Please follow this link to view the current and previous Conference Motion Updates.
Federal Tertiary Education Briefing Paper
The Tertiary Education Briefing paper provides an outline of the current key issues ICPA (Aust) is advocating for with the Federal Government and stakeholders.view
Federal Tertiary Reports presented to Federal Conference
Conference Portfolio Reports are a detailed document highlighting advocacy completed throughout the year regarding that portfolio.view
Federal Tertiary Motions presented to Federal Conference
Federal Tertiary motions from the past three Federal Conferences are available on this page.view
Relevant Policies to Tertiary Education Portfolio
The below policies are relevant to the Tertiary Education Portfolio.view
Federal Tertiary Financial Assistance
This page outlines Federal Government assistance for those students who wish to undertake a Higher Education course.view
Submissions and Reviews relevant to the Federal Tertiary Portfolio
The below submissions have been prepared by ICPA (Aust) and have been lodged on behalf of our members.view
Federal Tertiary Scholarships
Scholarships can assist tertiary students to cover accommodation, living expenses, course fees, equipment and costs, start-up costs and travel.view
Useful Links and Resources for Tertiary students and their families
This page provides links to useful websites to assist students and families navigate the Tertiary Education system.view