The Disability Support Program provides funding to eligible higher education providers to undertake activities that assist in removing barriers to access for students with disabilities. The program has three components: Additional Support for Students with Disabilities (ASSD); Performance-based Disability Support Funding; The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET).
The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) aims to ensure that Australians from low SES backgrounds who have the ability to study at university get the opportunity to do so. It provides funding to assist universities listed in Table A of the Higher Ed Support Act 2003 to undertake activities and implement strategies that improve access to undergraduate courses for people from low SES backgrounds, as well as improving the retention and completion rates of those students.
The Best Chance for All: Student equity 2030 — A long-term strategic vision for student equity in higher education
In June 2018, the NCSEHE set out to develop a long-term strategic vision for student equity in Australian higher education through a national collaborative process under the banner of Student Equity 2030. The core outcome of this process is The Best Chance for All, a proposed national policy statement for student equity in Australian tertiary education.
The Best Chance for All represents the synthesis of feedback from stakeholders closest to student equity policy, research and practice obtained through a comprehensive consultation process conducted between June and November 2018.