CQUni Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program
The Australian Government provides funding under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) to assist universities in implementing strategies that improve access to undergraduate courses for people from regional and remote Australia, low socio-economic (SES) backgrounds and Indigenous students. HEPPP also helps to improve the retention and completion rates of those students.
The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) forms part of the Indigenous, Regional and Low Socio-Economic Status Attainment Fund (IRLSAF) which supports initiatives that improve access and participation for groups in the population with lower higher education participation and attainment rates.
In 2020, the Australian Parliament passed a package of reforms to higher education known as the
Job-ready Graduates Package which includes a focus on increasing opportunities for regional and remote students to attend university.