Student Equity Division

We support the University to promote social justice, widen university participation, support under-represented groups across the student life cycle, and harness student equity and diversity to improve learning quality and the overall student experience.

About us

Situated in the DVC (Students) portfolio, the Student Equity division includes:

We are responsible for the oversight and reporting of the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).

We also support the University to meet the objectives outlined in the Student Equity and Diversity Plan (2020-2022 [PDF 292 KB). The objectives of the plan are to:

  • expand access for under-represented students
  • increase success and retention rates for under-represented students
  • strengthen learning quality for all students by harnessing student diversity and equity
  • improve equity of graduate experiences and outcomes
  • foster a research culture that reflects our commitment to student equity.

Our teams

The Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research (CHEEDR)

The Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research (CHEEDR)

We conduct national and international research on issues of equity, diversity, and quality, including through external grants and peer-refereed publications.

Institutional Research

We inform University strategies for improving the access, achievement and outcomes of under-represented students.

Educational Partnerships

Educational Partnerships

The Educational Partnerships team works collaboratively with identified schools to raise academic achievement and awareness of higher education, including through the Prepare and Achieve pathways.

Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP)

Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP)

The TPP is a tuition free Enabling program that provides students with an accessible, flexible and transformative pathway into higher education.

Contact us

For all enquiries, please contact Student Equity:

Student Equity
La Trobe University
Melbourne, Victoria 3086

Telephone: +61 3 9479 1229